The sun is shining and the Town of Ocean City is wasting no time beginning clean-up efforts today, as crews work diligently to move sand and restore the beach. Minor flooding in downtown’s low-lying areas could continue during high tide today but winds and precipitation have subsided. Road closures on St. Louis Avenue and Philadelphia Avenue (south of the Route 50 Bridge) will remain until water recedes.
While initial damage reports from the storm system are minimal, Ocean City Public Works employees will be working through the next two weeks to restore areas of the city back to normal. Public Works employees will first focus on restoring the Inlet Lot, clearing the Boardwalk of significant amounts of sand and snow, ensuring that all roadways are passable and restoring the beach back to its normal state. The Inlet Parking Lot remains closed to the public until further notice. Residents are encouraged to avoid areas of the Boardwalk, beach and Inlet Lot where Public Works crews are working.
The Town of Ocean City would like to thank residents, our local and state partners, businesses and visitors for staying informed and being prepared, before, during and after the storm. Due to the preparedness of the citizens and the hard work of employees and our allied agencies, the Ocean City community experienced zero storm related injuries and minimal city-wide damage.
Thank you for following our City Wide Emergency Alerts. This is the last Emergency Alert and news updated regarding Winter Storm Jonas. Additional information regarding cleanup will be posted on social media sites if needed, however; the town is optimistic that Ocean City will be open for business, as usual, before the weekend!