Ocean City: Streets Wide Open and Clear to the Pavement

Posted on February 12, 2010

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It’s not the end of the long winter in Ocean City, but you can see it from here.

Ocean City emerged from this week’s Maryland-wide blizzard with little additional accumulation of snow, and melting commenced on Thursday.

In other words, Ocean City is ready for the first big holiday weekend of the year, President’s Day Weekend, plus Valentine’s Day and the 27th Annual Seaside Boat Show at the Convention Center. Many hotels and restaurants have reopened for the weekend.

Ocean City, Maryland, Convention Center. Photo courtesy of the OC Dept. of Tourism.

Ocean City, Maryland, Convention Center. Photo courtesy of the OC Dept. of Tourism.

The Coastal Highway, Philadelphia Avenue and Baltimore Avenue have all lanes plowed and clear to the pavement, and are mostly dry, with two to three feet of plowed snow lining the right-hand curb. Sidewalks are another story. Even the side streets are clear and mostly dry in West Ocean City. I haven’t surveyed all the side streets in town, of course, and I haven’t been down St. Louis Avenue.

(I wish our driveway in West OC could be as clear as the streets. Some shovel-resistant ice remains on the driveway.)

A marlin boat returns to the Ocean City Inlet after a day of deep-sea fishing. Photo courtesy OC Dept. of Tourism.

A marlin boat returns to the Ocean City Inlet after a day of deep-sea fishing. Photo courtesy OC Dept. of Tourism.

The Boat Show, sponsored by the Ocean City/Berlin Optimist Club, is oopen 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $8 for adults, $1 for children. (You could win a Sweetwater Pontoon Boat with Honda Motor, donated by North Bay Marina.)

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