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Downtown Flooding In Snow Hill Proving Bad For Business

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Downtown Snow Hill is impacted by flooded roads (WBOC) Downtown Snow Hill is impacted by flooded roads (WBOC)

SNOW HILL, Md.- Standing flood water is proving bad for business in Downtown Snow Hill. Flooded streets and the long inconvenient detours are taking a toll on some of the local businesses along Route 12. 

Business owner, Lorissa Mcallister at the Daily Brew Coffeehouse said she feels like the downtown area has been cut off from the rest of the world because of the road closures.  

"We've been slow, 12 and Washington Street are the only routes into Snow Hill, so having 12 closed has impacted us by less traffic coming through," Mcallister said. 

Mcallister said the long detours has many downtown business owners and commuters feeling the same. 

"A little frustrated and a little scared because it's like Snow Hill is cut off from the rest of the world," Mcallister said. 

Mcallister said the town posting that Snow Hill Road is closed at the intersection of Washington Street and Market Street is not helping.

"It is definitely an issue. They have the orange cones in the turn lanes that people can't even turn this way as well as the sign that says closed to through traffic," Mcallister said. 

Diane Armstrong at The Serenity Shoppe across the streets said her client base is a majority by appointment, but said nonetheless the road closure is significant.

"We're all going to see how much the road means to us and how many cars actually do come along here everyday," Armstrong said. 

Getting traffic moving again is something Downtown Snow Hill business owners hope will not take too long. That all hinges on when the flood waters will go away.

Maryland State Highway Officials said it will take a minimum of three weeks, if not more to get traffic moving again through Downtown Snow Hill. 

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