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Wicomico County is dependent upon barges utilizing the Wicomico River to deliver fuel to the distributors whose facilities are located on the river. However, at times like these, when the river is frozen, we still have the responsibility to make certain adequate fuel is available. This week it became necessary to call for help from the State of Maryland and the U.S. Coast Guard. Yesterday, the Chock, a Coast Guard Ice Breaker, made a path in the frozen Wicomico River to make it possible for a barge to make a delivery at the fuel depot.
The County is grateful to the U. S. Coast Guard for their help with this situation.