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Strong Winds Cover the Ocean City Boardwalk in Sand

Posted: Sep 10, 2018 4:47 PM -04:00 Updated:

OCEAN CITY, Md. -- When you visit Ocean City, you expect to see tons of sand on the beach but not on the boardwalk.

Sunday's nasty weather left behind big piles of sand -- where it's not supposed to be. Now, workers started cleaning it all up.
 
Strong winds last night blew all of the sand on the boards, creating a pretty cool photo op for curious bystanders.
 
Isiah Johnson, of the Mug and Mallet, says, "The closest thing I've seen to this was Hurricane Sandy and with the sea foam that was coming across from the walls. This is the closest thing to this. This is ridiculous."
 
Heavy rains also caused flooding in Ocean City.
 
Dan Collins, Baltimore resident, says, "It's the worst I've ever seen it and I've been coming here for 40 years."
 
The winds were bad too. 
 
Chuck Kisic, visiting from Pittsburgh, says, "We sat on the balcony of our hotel room and chairs were blowing. Chairs were in the swimming pool... garbage cans... stuff everywhere."
 
Kisic says there were still plenty of people on the boardwalk. Dan Collins was one of them out late Sunday night.
 
"40 mph winds and had to lean forward to walk and the sand was pelting us pretty bad," Collins says.
 
Kisic adds, "Someone said they had to hang onto a telephone pole."
 
The sand is still on the boardwalk, making it difficult to walk.
 
Public Works tells WBOC it will take them a few days to get rid of it all.
 
If you plan to scroll the boardwalk, you may want to wear your sand shoes.
 
The 9/11 Parade of Brothers Motorcycle Ride in Ocean City was set to take place Tuesday on the boardwalk, but the event has been canceled. Event organizers say they aren't canceling the event because of the weather. They say the reason is that they couldn't clear sand off of the boardwalk. 
 
Ocean city could see some more nasty weather by the end of the week. It all depends on the track of Hurricane Florence. 
 
 
 
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