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Worcester County Adds More Flood Damaged Roads To List

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Chopper 16 aerial photo of damage to Big Mill Road in Stockton (WBOC) Chopper 16 aerial photo of damage to Big Mill Road in Stockton (WBOC)

STOCKTON, Md.- Detours and road closures due to flooding keep adding up in Worcester County. This weekend there was severe damage to Big Mill Road in Stockton and Langmaid Road in Newark. Navigating the myriad of washed out roads in Worcester County is taking a toll on neighbors in the surrounding areas. 

Downed trees and wires are blocking traffic from the south end of Big Mill Road. Just beyond that blockage, the washed out road is adding more to the problem and an inconvenience for neighbors trying to get around.

Flood waters and downed trees have completely demolished a portion of the roadway just south of Stockton. Susie Cooper lives a short distance down the road from the damaged area and said Big Mill Road is the most direct way she gets to Pocomoke. 

"I'm used to shooting right through the road and going right on where I'm going to go and be done with it," Cooper said. 

Susie said it has also created a challenge for school bus drivers and extra travel time for school children; for her granddaughter it's about an additional 20 minutes. 

"My granddaughter goes to Pocomoke Elementary. Her bus now has to take a detour so it's later picking her up and it means later getting her home, because he's had to change his bus route because of that closure," Cooper said. 

Recently added to the growing list of damaged and closed Worcester County roads due to flooding are: Langmaid Road in Newark, construction workers were out Monday working on repairing the washed out shoulder; and Whiton Crossing Road in Berlin, flood waters and toppled trees have now taken over a long stretch of this roadway since the weekends flash flooding. 

Susie said she's not a fan of all this rain and flooding plaguing the area and neighbors said they are hopeful the road repairs will happen soon so traveling can get back to normal in Worcester County. 

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