Snow on the Beach and Boardwalk
All quiet on the Ocean City Boardwalk, looking south from North Division Street.
It’s been snowing all afternoon in Ocean City, Maryland, and we’ve clearly surpassed the “less than one inch” that was predicted for today. The boardwalk was snow-covered Thursday afternoon. No one was stirring on the boards, but traffic was moderate on the streets.
It’s a fine, dry snow. With temperatures in the 20s in recent days, every snowflake sticks to the ground. The sky was a winter gray, and fine snow was falling steadily when I took these photos, so they are quite gray. Click on any photo to see it full size.
Route 50 bridge, coming gingerly down the grade from the draw.
The roads in Ocean City and West Ocean City were snow-covered by 1 p.m. It’s slippery out there. With the ground so cold, traffic packed the fine snow to create a hard, icy surface in many places. When you step on fresh snow on the porch, it packs immediately into a slippery spot. Snowplows have been spreading salt or sand this afternoon, but I don’t believe it’s deep enough to plow yet.
Philadelphia Avenue, looking south from North Division Street.
- Skiing: Where to go for snow – December 16-22, 2010 (telegraph.co.uk)
- Stranded motorists get airlift out of snow (msnbc.msn.com)
- Let It Snow! (12-15-1907) (chicagonow.com)