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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Road Conditions Around Wicomico County







Salt trucks began putting salt down at 4:00 pm, plowing will commence after some accumulations develop.
County's new pre-treated salt.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rtf 50. Both directions TERRIBLE, car in ditches everywhere Unreal.

Anonymous said...

Why are they clearing the Salisbury roads but not the highways.

JoeAlbero said...

6:31, The highways are plowed by the State, SHA.

Anonymous said...

SHA are a bunch of. .....

Anonymous said...

There are different road crews out plowing the snow. The state trucks handle state roads. Roads that have numbers are state roads, Route 12 (Snow Hill Road), Route 13 (Salisbury Blvd, Route 50 (Ocean Gateway), Route 346 (Old Ocean City Road), Route 349 (Nanticoke Road) Route 54 (Line Road) these are all roads that the state takes care of. If you are inside the Salisbury City limits they are responsible for your roads. The rest is covered by the county roads. Hope this helps to explain who and how they clear the roads.

Anonymous said...

Wicomico has never cleared the roads. They always wait and let it melt then try and plow the slush and ice. I know I was born raised and still live here for more years than probably 90% of these bloggers / readers. Wicomico has always been the worst roads main and side than the surrounding areas. You can always tell the County /State lines by how much clearer they are. On my back road Worcester and Somerset clears their adjoining roads three times before Wicomico ever shows up once. I know because Worcester comes to the end of my drive and turns around.

Anonymous said...

They will not be on my road before Saturday afternoon at the earliest and that will be a miracle. they will make sure they clear the developments though.

Unknown said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
There are different road crews out plowing the snow. The state trucks handle state roads. Roads that have numbers are state roads, Route 12 (Snow Hill Road), Route 13 (Salisbury Blvd, Route 50 (Ocean Gateway), Route 346 (Old Ocean City Road), Route 349 (Nanticoke Road) Route 54 (Line Road) these are all roads that the state takes care of. If you are inside the Salisbury City limits they are responsible for your roads. The rest is covered by the county roads. Hope this helps to explain who and how they clear the roads.

January 22, 2016 at 7:20 PM

County highways: All 23 counties have internal numerical designations for all highways under their jurisdiction.

try again

Unknown said...

Until recently, the Roads Division was financially self-sufficient with no dependency upon the General
Fund. A majority of its funding came from Highway User Revenues (HUR) which is generated by the
state gas tax and Motor Vehicle Administration user fees. They are dispersed to counties and
municipalities by a complicated formula based upon the number of registered vehicles and miles of
roads. The state chose to withhold 90% of these funds in order to balance the state’s budget. In turn
the county chose to make significant cuts to the Roads Division and subsidize the remainder from the
General Fund. Many core functions were reduced or eliminated. Staff, hours of operation and
overtime were minimized. Furloughs, layoffs and retirement incentives were initiated for additional
savings. The county was forced to shift maintenance of municipal streets back to its five smaller
municipalities. The remainder of the Roads Division’s funding is generated from fuel reimbursement,
tipping fee surcharge and user fees. These sources are anticipated to increase slightly over time.

Thornton Crowe said...

Unknown, you're saying because the State misappropriated funds and needed to replenish them, this was done at the expense of citizens having cleared roads in a timely manner? This is a serious clarification, not factious.

Brittany Johnson said...

Anonymous 7:44 you are a complete moron. The roads dept is out right now, worming through the night. Its quite Ignorant to make such stupid remarks.

Unknown said...

8:22 PM

I am repeating it, from their website.

Anonymous said...

7:55
What did you just try to say? It makes no sense.

Unknown said...

http://www.wicomicocounty.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1192

Unknown said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
7:55
What did you just try to say? It makes no sense.

January 22, 2016 at 9:19 PM

Try again tomorrow when you are sober

Anonymous said...

Now SHA is pushing snow a Little late guys.

Anonymous said...

I call b.s.

Anonymous said...

The Roads Division does not wait for the snow to melt. They begin plowing sometimes at two inches of accumulation. With 700 miles to plow, that are not straight roads like Route 50, it takes approx. 14 hours to go through the county. If you feel that they are late getting to your road, it may be that that particular road is at the end of a particular operators section. I would put our County Roads crews at the top in terms of their capabilities, and what work they are able to perform and accomplish in house without contracting services like the State Highway does. Many will complain to complain. Pick up a phone and call.... Ask a question. You might be surprised.