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Heavy Rainfall Leads to Flooding, Evacuations in Salisbury Area

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The Canal Woods apartment complex in Salisbury is shown Saturday. (Photo: WBOC) The Canal Woods apartment complex in Salisbury is shown Saturday. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- Saturday was a total washout on Delmarva. Heavy rainfall led to flooded streets in several communities, especially in the Salisbury and the surrounding area.  

In the Canal Woods apartment complex in Salisbury, high water forced the evacuation and condemnation of several units on the lower floor. The American Red Cross responded to assist those residents forced out of their homes. 

According to the city, North West Road just north of the Isabella Street intersection experienced a small washout on the right side of the northbound lane. The city said the road will remain closed from the entrance of Westbrook Commons to Isabella Street until repairs are complete.

Bell Island Trail experienced a washout of the road surface from curb to curb. City public works crews responded to make repairs. There is no timetable as to when the repairs will be completed.

Northwood Drive at Kiley Drive also got submerged and traffic had to be rerouted.

The Salisbury Zoo, which also experienced flooding, is closed Monday as the water recedes.

In the Kilbirnie Estates subdivision east of Salisbury, several streets got flooded with water as deep as 17 inches reported. Some residents took advantage of their new waterfront properties by going kayaking.

Flooded streets also reported in the Fruitland and Pittsville areas of Wicomico County.

Heavy rainfall washed out Bell Island Trail in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC)
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