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Ocean City Roads Packed With Drivers for Unsanctioned H2OI Event

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - Hundreds of car enthusiasts returned to Ocean City for the unsanctioned H2Oi event. 

Last year the sanctioned H2O International event was moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey but drivers returned to Ocean City for the tradition. 

Jose Carranza came down from New Jersey and said he wouldn't trade the event in Ocean City for the official event.

"Here is the car scene. In Atlantic City, it's just the convention center and everything is more formal. But here, people are just revving it, pumping it, it's amazing," said Carranza.

Drivers will have to mind special event zones where the Ocean City Police enforce a lowered speed limit of 30 miles per hour. 

"Our key goal is try to reduce the number of accidents, keep our pedestrians and visitors safe that are out and about in town, whether you're driving, walking, riding a bicycle," said Deputy Communications Manager Ashley Miller.

As more people head into town, businesses are grateful for the increase of sales but some are struggling to handle the rush. 

Little House of Pancakes, Pizza and Ribs owner Raymond Daugherty told WBOC that he wishes he had more employees to keep up with the amount of people coming in. 

"If we had the staff to back up the volume of business walking in the door, we could do a lot more business. We're all doing the best that we can do, we're running around, and we're doing three jobs instead of one," said Daugherty.

Special event zones will be active through Sunday, September 29th. 

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