Now put the Shore on ‘dry’
Flooding hits after slow-moving weekend storm soaks the area
EASTON — A little more wind than usual and standing water should be the only remnant left from the weekend’s storm, but the drought streak is definitely over on the Mid-Shore.
Much of Delmarva received at least 4 inches of rain Friday evening, July 28, to Saturday morning, July 29, and an additional inch was expected during the day Saturday, according to the Talbot County Department of Emergency Ser vices.
Friday evening on the Mid-Shore, police and rescue personnel were kept busy responding to several motor vehicle crashes, including one in Wye Mills, one on Chapel Road and Sunflower Drive, and two vehicles in a ditch in Queenstown.
There was a pole and wires down in Trappe at Ocean Gateway and Bucktown Road, which stopped or rerouted traffic.
Areas reporting flooding included Black Dog Alley at Treesdale Drive, U.S. Route 50 road shoulder areas near Skipton, Glebe Road between Unionville and Quailsar Roads, Goldsborough Neck Road, Commerce Drive and Dover Road in town near Domino’s Pizza.
Areas around Dover Bridge also were considered to be ver y hazardous.
On the other side of the peninsula, a tractor-trailer landed in a field near Bridgetown, Del., and farther down, a tornado was sighted near Temperanceville, about seven miles below the state line on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
There were rumors of a waterspout seen in the Choptank River, and the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., had issued a warning of the chance for waterspouts in the Choptank and Little Choptank from Cambridge to 13 nautical miles north of Taylors Island.
Residents in Mulberry Station, the community of Bretridge and their neighbors woke up on Saturday with a large tree blocking one of the main arteries in those developments.
The slow-moving nor’easter was circling in a counter-clockwise direction over Maryland Saturday, expected to move out to sea and kicking back a little peripheral moisture in its wake.
After the winds settle down Sunday, dry air will begin to push in behind the storm, making for nice weather, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures will be in the low 80s.
The beginning of the work week will be pleasant until Tuesday evening, Aug. 1, when winds will shift back to the normal pattern from the southwest, bringing in some humidity as the temperatures begin to climb. There is a chance of rain next Friday, Aug. 4.