Nanticoke Road on course to open by summer

Five months after a rain-laden storm caused flooding that washed out about 1,000 feet of Nanticoke Road, work is continuing to repair it, with tentative plans to reopen around Memorial Day. Jason Smith, area engineer for the SHA in Salisbury said the contractor, David A. Bramble Inc. in Chestertown, is “heavily working on it right […]

Wicomico dealing with overnight storm flooding

Tropical Storm Michael brought the expected high winds, heavy rains and anticipated flooding to Wicomico County overnight Thursday and into Friday. Flooding was visible in areas where it has become accustomed in recent years: the Canal Woods complex and neighborhood, Route 13 north of Priscilla Street, Salisbury City Park, down Nanticoke and Pemberton roads, and […]

Work under way on Morris Mill Dam repairs

County work to rehabilitate Morris Mill Dam is finally under way, after being delayed because of recent heavy rains. The $1.4 million project, mandated by the Maryland Department of the Environment, will take about one year and close South Division Street between Morris Mill Road and Emily Drive. A detour will be on Route 13 […]

Tom Horton: Images of the Bay Country

Combing the beach, I stoop to pick up an essay for my upcoming college nature writing class. It’s a reddish, roundish pebble, tumbling in the clear lapping waves during a campout to the vanished community of Holland Island. For a couple of centuries, before erosion forced Holland’s people to the mainland, my pebble was a […]

Wicomico to place flooding concerns before public

County residents concerned about ongoing flooding can attend public meetings where they will hear presentations, be shown drainage maps and have the opportunity to share their concerns. Meetings will be at 6 p.m. March 1 at the Pittsville Volunteer Fire Department, at 6 p.m. March 8 in the Mardela Springs Volunteer Fire Department, at 6 […]

Wicomico to study neighborhood flooding

As plans continue to resolve flooding problems across Wicomico County, the County Council this week directed Public Works Director Dallas Baker to determine the cost of a feasibility study examining the situation. The council decided the study is needed after Baker, meeting with them at the Tuesday meeting to update progress made on stormwater drainage, […]

Wicomico will address storm flooding problems

County officials will use “The Three E” approach to work on solving flooding problems in the county: education, engineering and enforcement. The public will be educated regarding proper swale maintenance, inlet maintenance, homeowners’ association responsibilities, lot selection and how to spot a clogged pipe. Engineering solutions will involve public swales, area-wide drainage projects, Urban Service […]