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Rains Cause Flooding in O.C., Salisbury

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Lake Street in Salisbury took on a literal meaning on Thursday afternoon as demonstrated by this photo taken by WBOC NewsWatcher David Scholz. Lake Street in Salisbury took on a literal meaning on Thursday afternoon as demonstrated by this photo taken by WBOC NewsWatcher David Scholz.
WBOC NewsWatcher David Foskey late Thursday morning submitted this photo of a flooded Business Route 13 near the Chesapeake Inn in Salisbury. WBOC NewsWatcher David Foskey late Thursday morning submitted this photo of a flooded Business Route 13 near the Chesapeake Inn in Salisbury.
WBOC NewsWatcher Rose Dawson sent in these photos of flooding on Coastal Highway in north Ocean City. WBOC NewsWatcher Rose Dawson sent in these photos of flooding on Coastal Highway in north Ocean City.
Heavy rains caused the roof to collapse on the Carriage House in the Salisbury Downtown Plaza. (Photo: WBOC) Heavy rains caused the roof to collapse on the Carriage House in the Salisbury Downtown Plaza. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- Heavy rainfall on Thursday caused flooding in parts of Ocean City and Salisbury.

On Thursday morning, the streets of north Ocean City were flooded from 127th Street down to where Route 54 meets Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island, Del. A WBOC viewer emailed the station photos she took in front of the Blue Ox Bar & Grill at 12601 Coastal Highway. The water was so high it was nearly covering the tires of cars and trucks. The floodwaters began receding by early afternoon. 

Also on Thursday afternoon, police in Salisbury sent out an advisory requesting motorists to avoid vehicular travel in the city if at all possible. According to police, several areas of the city were experiencing severe flood conditions to include Route 50/Lake Street, Route 13/Wilson Street, Route 50 under Route 13 and many others. Emergency responders also assisted several stranded motor vehicles.

In related Salisbury news, the city on Wednesday night condemned the Carriage House building on the Downtown Plaza after its roof collapsed because of heavy rain. The cleanup is expected to get under way once things dry out a bit.

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