Friday, January 6, 2017

Wicomico County Executive Updates Storm Prediction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January

Salisbury, MD … Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver and staff attended a 10:30 AM weather update briefing from the National Weather Service's Wakefield Office.  The current weather forecast anticipates snow beginning around 4:00 AM Saturday with the heaviest snowfall occurring between daybreak to late morning.  Wicomico County is estimated to receive between 4 to 8 inches with the southeast area receiving more than the northwest.  The forecast is calling for freezing temperatures until Tuesday with the wind chill dipping into the single digits both Saturday and Sunday night.  Citizens are urged to drive with extreme caution during this time as the Wicomico County Roads Division will be out plowing and salting.  There will be further conference calls with the National Weather Service at 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM today.  If the forecast changes based on those calls, we will issue updated information. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Roads crew might not be doing anything, they were just informed that they will no longer be allowed to receive overtime for working past regular hours but instead take the time worked and use it as "flex" time the following week to take days off. The Human Resource department is rewriting the handbook to fit their agenda at the expense of the Roads departments employees. Also they were notified that if they didn't answer the phone tonight and come into work they would be terminated. This is ridiculous and against the handbook and labor laws.

Anonymous said...

Bob also has mandated that employees that work to keep our roads plowed will not get overtime pay. Instead they will have to take time off in the coming work week.

Anonymous said...

Bob Has retracted mandate

Anonymous said...

let me tell you, the roads dept. work their asses off especially in a situation like this. they need to be paid properly or they can go to rec and parks and get paid the same and do a lot lot less.

Anonymous said...

Thats rediculus. If the roads crews are needed in the off day shift hours they deserve overtime. And hazard pay.