Ocean City, MD, 10:30 a.m. Monday. No traffic except emergency vehicles is being allowed into Ocean City at this time. The Route 50 bridge is closed.
Anyone wishing to leave Ocean City may still depart via the Route 90 bridge at 62nd St.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has just called Hurricane Sandy a “killer storm.” He predicted that there will be some deaths in Maryland. Obviously, O’Malley is trying to impress on citizens the seriousness of the situation, but I don’t think he’s exaggerating. He urges everyone to stay inside and off the roads.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge will probably be closed later today due to high winds.
Although the hurricane will not come up the Chesapeake Bay, Gov. O’Malley said wind and storm surge will push water up the Chesapeake, causing flooding throughout the Bay region and its tributaries. The governor also warned that many trees will be blown down, causing unpredictable damage anywhere and everywhere in the state. Possible heavy snow in Western Maryland.
Water rising slightly here in West Ocean City. I continue to hope the tide will go out a little in the next few hours.
– John Hayden
I would welcome anyone who would like to add comments below regarding conditions in Ocean City, West Ocean City, anywhere in Maryland, or anywhere on the East Coast.