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Flooded Roads Remain a Huge Problem for Snow Hill, Other Parts of Worcester County

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Standing flood water on Snow Hill Road blocks access to Downtown Snow Hill (WBOC) Standing flood water on Snow Hill Road blocks access to Downtown Snow Hill (WBOC)

SNOW HILL, Md.- Flooding and road damage has made it impossible to drive or walk along some areas of Snow Hill Road heading into downtown. Snow Hill Road along with several other roads in Worcester County are still closed to traffic making it challenging to get around. 

Snow Hill Road was the hardest hit with flooding in Worcester County. Maryland State Highway Officials said it's going to be closed for three weeks, maybe more because of the flooding and damage. 

Raymond Johnson has lived most of his life in Snow Hill and ventured out Monday to get a closer look at the flooding and damage. 

"I've been here a long time and I've seen it rain a lot, but I've never seen it this bad before," Johnson said. 

Snow Hill Road and several other roads in Worcester County remain impassable. Drivers wanted to get to Snow Hill from Salisbury have to take Route 113 from Pocomoke or Berlin. 

"Water's everywhere and you can't really go anywhere. You've got to take long and different ways to try and get to places you want to go, like work, to the doctor or anything else you have to go way around another way and it's just hard in a way," Johnson said. 

Businesses in the area are feeling the hardship too. Ron Pilling works at a canoe company next to the bridge and said it's been a rough few days because of the flooding. 

"For businesses here it's a headache too, because people come here from Salisbury, people come here from the West and it's going to be more difficult for them as well and obviously in the canoe business its washed us out for the last three or four days," Pilling said. 

Phillip Bayne is from out of town working construction in Snow Hill. He said he was surprised to see so much flooding.

"Its crazy; I'm taking pictures to send to the family back home because I'm from the DC area and they're not going to believe it. I've never seen the water so high," Bayne said. 

On Monday, there was a new road closure added to the Worcester County list. Along the Route 113 detour into Snow Hill from Berlin, one lane is closed in the southbound direction due to shoulder erosion from the flooding. 

State Highway crews were out repairing the damaged road Monday. State Highway Officials said until the water recedes on the flooded roads they cannot fully access the damage in Worcester County.   

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