Salisbury officials release storm & water main break update

Salisbury officials say that the civil emergency and snow emergency, which have been in effect since early Thursday morning, both stay in effect, as of noon, Friday, January 5.

Given current conditions, plowing operations are set  to make roads passable enough for the City to lift the emergencies at some point on Friday afternoon, however, officials say that can change if conditions warrant.

Citizens will be told when the Snow Emergency is lifted.  Until such time, officials are asking for patience as snow plows have started to make their way into the residential neighborhoods.  The high winds linked with this storm reportedly severely limited the impact of the city's plowing operations.  Now that the storm has passed, officials expect that cleanup efforts will start to move significantly faster.

Officials say that current updates as of noon are that:
• Water main break at the corner of Camden and W. College. Crews are on-scene, and repairs should be complete no later than 6:00 p.m. Friday.
• Water main at Pearl St. has been fixed.
• Civil Emergency stays in effect, along with the Snow Emergency. Do not drive. You will get stuck.
• Average accumulation in Salisbury was 10”, though there were significant snowdrifts citywide that were a lot higher.
• The temperature at noon is 16 degrees, with a wind chill of 1 degree.  Please bear this in mind if you plan to go out to plow, shovel, or sled in the snow.

For service calls after normal business hours, people are told to call the Salisbury Police Department at 410-548-3165. For emergency situations, please dial 911 immediately. For information on snow emergency routes and plowing/salting operations, people can go here.

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