Town of Ocean City employees working to restore city, assess damage

Town of Ocean City and Maryland State Highway officials have opened Coastal Highway at 17th Street south to North Division.  In addition, the Route 50 bridge is now open to all traffic.  Residents and businesses who wish to discard storm related debris can place debris on the curb, where citizens normally place trash (out of the way of driveways, street ways and fire hydrants) and Public Works employees will conduct pickup through 5 p.m. on November 6.  In addition, the Transportation Department has returned to their normal winter schedule and is providing service to non-restricted areas.

Citizens should remember that power failures have extinguished traffic lights around the state.  Motorists are reminded of the states non-functioning traffic light law.  A driver approaching a non-functioning traffic control signal from any diction at an intersection shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, before entering any crosswalk; or before entering the intersection. 

After stopping, the driver must yield to any vehicle or pedestrian in the intersection and remain stopped until it is safe to enter and continue through the intersection. If two vehicles approach an intersection without a traffic control device or with a non-functioning traffic control signal from different roadways at the same time, there is motor vehicle law that applies. In this situation, the driver on the left must yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on his or her immediate right. For more information about the non-functioning traffic light law, visit: http://www.mdsp.org/

Transportation is being provided to citizens who were relocated to area shelters and returning them to Ocean City. Residents should be reminded that trash pick up will resume Thursday, November 1.  Trash is scheduled to be picked up on Thursday, November 1, for those who are normally receive pick-up on Monday and Friday, November 2, for those who normally receive pick-up on Tuesday.   

Currently, there is no need for volunteer services, however; if you wish to call with questions, inquiries or concerns you may contact the Communications Office at 410.289.8967.  If you have a question or concern about the changes in your trash collection, please contact the Public Works Department during business hours at 410.524.7715.  In addition, those who wish to receive more information for the offered transportation services my call Ocean City Transportation at 410.723.1606 or Shore Transit at 443.260.2300.  

The next scheduled update is expected at approximately 5 p.m. today.