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Posted on: January 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] UPDATED: Winter Storm Waning Extended; Special Trash Collection Announced

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Dorchester County Emergency Services (DES) has announced that the Winter Storm Warning has been extended tonight to 6 p.m. by the National Weather Service. This means severe Winter weather will continue into the evening, and that blowing snow and reduced visibility will continue to create dangerous conditions.

Motorists are urged to stay off the road way. If you are required to travel, please keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle.

Because of no trash collection on Monday due to New Year’s holiday and the cancellation of trash collection on Thursday due to the unique circumstances surrounding storm Grayson, Chesapeake Waste will provide a special trash collection for those residents on Monday, January 8th. Chesapeake Waste will expand its collection amount from one tote, to one tote as well as two extra trash cans or six household garbage bags.

 For further information, contact Chesapeake Waste at (410) 742-0099. Thank you for your patience as we recover from Grayson’s adverse weather conditions.

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Dorchester County remains under a Winter Storm Warning by the National Weather Service, which anticipates anywhere from one to three inches of snow over the next three hours. While snow fall across the county has been predictable, wind gusts exceeding 35 MPH have made road conditions dangerous across much of the county. Motorists are urged to stay home unless absolutely necessary, even if their local roadways are clear and navigable. 

Arterial roads maintained by city and county services are reported as being well maintained where buildings and other surroundings protect them from winds and drifting, while larger highways - while also being diligently maintained - are more susceptible to high winds and drifting. In some places, drifted snow has already turned to ice, which will continue to be an issue as long as windchill and temperature are conducive to ice and freezing conditions.

National Weather Service predictions remain the same as earlier updates, except that snowfall predictions have reached up to 12 inches in parts of Dorchester County closest to Wicomico County. However, this kind of accumulation appears to be unlikely.

Other useful updates:

  • A State of Emergency has been declared for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Dorchester Emergency Services (DES) considers it unlikely that the Mid-Shore, which includes Dorchester County, would be included in this, unless something unforeseen required DES to request state resources to maintain basic and essential services.
  • High winds and snow are the focal point now, but the National Weather Service is reporting that westerly winds will create blowout tides, or low tides in excess of one foot of Mean Low Water (MLW). These blowout tides create potentially dangerous conditions for docked boats. The City Municipal Yacht Basin has taken precautions for this, and the marina at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay has been notified.
  • Wind chill is expected to reach zero degrees in the evening and early morning hours.
  • Helpful Link: A map of snow emergency routes in Cambridge has been made available on, and can be accessed through the "City Maps" link on the home page, or HERE.
  • The Snow Emergency Plan remains in effect, which prohibits parking in the following locations.

Academy Street, from Gay Street to Washington Street, both sides.

Aurora Street, from Maryland Avenue to the hospital emergencyentrance, west side.

Bayly Road, from Race Street to the city line, both sides.

Boundary Avenue, from Goodwill Road to Stone Boundary Road, both sides.

Cedar Street, from Pine Street to Crusader Road, south side.

Crusader Road, from U.S. Route 50 to Roselin Avenue, both sides.

Dorchester Avenue, from Washington Street to Maryland Avenue, both sides.

Fairmount Avenue, from Rigby Avenue to High Street, north side.

Gay Street, from High Street to Spring Street, both sides.

Glasgow Street, from High Street to the city line, north side.

Glenburn Avenue, from Hambrooks Avenue to Glasgow Street, neither side.

Goodwill Avenue, from Goodwill Road to Appleby Avenue, both sides.

Goodwill Road, from Washington Street to Wire Cloth Gate, both sides.

Hambrooks Avenue, from Choptank Avenue to the city line, north side.

High Street, from Washington Street to Long Wharf, west side.

Leonard's Lane, from Glasgow Street to Washington Street, west side.

Locust Street, from High Street to Glenburn Avenue, north side.

Mace's Lane, from Washington Street to Bayly Road, both sides.

Market Street, from Muse Street to bridge, both sides.

Maryland Avenue, from bridge to U.S. Route 50, neither side.

Muse Street, from Gay Street to Market Street, both sides.

Pine Street, from Washington Street to High Street, west side.

Poplar Street, from Gay Street to High Street, both sides.

Race Street, from Washington Street to the Cambridge Beltway, both sides.

Race Street, from Washington Street to Gay Street, both sides.

Radiance Drive, from Dorchester Avenue to Abaco Road, both sides.

Rigby Avenue, from Washington Street to Fairmount Avenue, both sides.

Roselin Avenue, from U.S. Route 50 to Woods Road, north side.

School Street, from Somerset Avenue to Talbot Avenue, north side.

Somerset Avenue, from Glasgow Street to School Street, west side.

Spring Street, from High Street to Gay Street, both sides.

Stone Boundary Road, from Boundary Avenue to Route 16, both sides.

Talbot Avenue, from Glasgow Street to School Street, east side.

Washington Street, from Race Street to city line, both sides.

Water Street, from High Street to Choptank Avenue, north side.

Woods Road, from Roselin Avenue to city line, both sides.

 (Code 1972, § 21.19; Ord. No. 559, § 1; Ord. No. 879, 6-5-00)

1.4 Water Level Forecasts 1200

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