Salisbury–The City of Salisbury urges motorists to be aware of rapidly changing road conditions in the wake of the ongoing winter storm.
Due to significant flooding in the Downtown Salisbury, Carroll St., Fitzwater St., and Lake St. areas, a number of streets have been closed to all through traffic and are stationed with barricades. Please do not attempt to drive down a flooded or barricaded street.
Forecasts show a 3-foot surge with the incoming high tide at 3:24 a.m., following a 4-foot surge earlier this afternoon. More flooding is anticipated with tomorrow’s second high tide at 3:56 p.m.
Field Operations crews are prepared for a range of weather conditions, and have begun salting City roads, bridges, and Downtown Salisbury in anticipation of icy roads tonight and tomorrow. Throughout the weather event, Downtown streets will periodically close based upon impact of tidal storm surge and freezing conditions.
Citizens are urged to stay at home and avoid driving if at all possible. If you are trying to access a property along a flooded or barricaded street, please proceed at your own risk.
If you must drive during this event, it is important to realize that the most slippery surfaces do not appear as hazardous as they actually are. Bridges, overpasses and intersections are common areas where the pavement freezes faster than on ordinary roadways. Please slow down, and allow extra distance when braking.
For service calls after normal business hours, please contact the Salisbury Police Department at 410-548-3165. For emergency situations, please dial 911 immediately.
For information on snow emergency routes and plowing/salting operations, visit www.salisbury.md. To sign up to receive text alerts, visit www.salisbury.md/text.
Winter weather driving tips:
- Give crews time and room to treat roads.
- If you must travel during extreme weather conditions:
- Allow for additional time to reach your destination.
- Maintain a following distance of at least 5 seconds. Brake lightly and early to avoid slipping on ice and wet roads.
- Do not pass snow plows or salt trucks.