Maryland Weather: Flooding Reported In Ocean City As Tropical Storm Fay Passes Along Coast – CBS Baltimore

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Fay led to flooding in parts of Ocean City, Maryland, on Friday.

The National Weather Service said between three and six inches of rain fell on the area since midnight. Ocean City saw more than five inches of rain.

Officials reported a number of delays or street closures due to heavy rain and flooding. Ocean City’s police department asked people to avoid driving on the south end of town, saying Philadelphia Avenue south of Dorchester Street is impassable and other areas may see flooding.

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Those areas included parts of town south of 12th street, 7th and 8th streets, south of 2nd Street and St. Louis Avenue, the police department tweeted.

Heading to the Eastern Shore was also affected. The MDTA tweeted Bay Bridge delays of 2.5 miles heading eastbound since two-way traffic wasn’t being allowed for part of the afternoon due to high winds.

Wind warnings on the bridge have since expired.

Meanwhile, the Maryland State Highway Administration said Route 90 between Old Ocean City Boulevard and U.S. Highway 113 had closed due to the weather. It has since reopened.

Flooding also led to delays on the westbound Ocean City drawbridge on U.S. Highway 50.

Up the coast in Delaware, officials reported some road flooding in Fenwick Island.

 

The storm also led the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to initiate red flag status banning swimming at Assateague State Park.

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