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Side Streets Still A Concern Days After Blizzard Hits

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The sun may be shining, but the effects of the snowstorm that blanketed much of the Eastern Shore of Maryland are lingering on the side streets.

Ocean Pines is a residential community stretching nine square-miles in the heart of a forest just outside Ocean City. The 5,000 or so houses are scattered throughout mazes of sidestreets and winding back roads. Many of the homes and cars look much like they did did 72 hours ago: still nearly buried under a foot of snow.

Stacey Payne, of the Ocean Pines Public Works Department, says the neighborhoods and sidestreets are posing a huge headache for her crews who lack the manpower and the machinery to combat a snowfall of this magnitude.

But Payne says there is an upside.

"A lot of people aren't even here," Payne says. "I've had a lot of people call me today and saying they're still out of town. They want to know what they are coming home to."

Forecasters say they are coming home to sunny skies and 50-degree temperatures by the weekend.

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