Coastal Storm Causes Flooding in Ocean City

Coastal Storm Causes Flooding in Ocean City

Flooding was too high for cars to pass in the area of Sixth Street and Bay Avenue Sunday morning.

By Maddy Vitale

A powerful coastal storm veered away, but flooding lingered in low-lying neighborhoods of Ocean City. One flooding spot was at Sixth Street and Bay Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood.

Some cars ventured through the waters, while others didn’t want to chance it and opted for different routes.

The city issued a weather advisory noting that Sunday’s flooding exceeding the storm waters Friday and Saturday.

By the bay an SUV is safely tucked in a garage, despite the street filling with waters.

The advisory said that tide levels expected to peak around 9:48 a.m. and that a National Weather Service Coastal Flood advisory was in effect until 2 p.m. Sunday.

Residents were urged o move their cars from areas that typically experience flooding and told that roads closer to the beach, including Central and Wesley avenues are at higher elevation and offer the safest routes of travel across the length of the island.  

A wooden horse is put out warning motorists not to travel on this street.