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Ocean City Opening Back Up



    Ocean City Opening Back Up
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    Small mounds of sand blanket the boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland Sunday morning after a night of winds, rain and high surf.

    Gov. Martin O'Malley says there's very little damage to Ocean City after Hurricane Irene blew past the resort town overnight.

    Ocean City, evacuated ahead of the storm, is opening up again on Sunday.  Residents and business owners were allowed in after 9 a.m., and visitors will be able to enter the city at noon.

    O'Malley said Sunday morning that Ocean City's boardwalk and the beaches appear to be in good shape.

    The governor says there are about 200 road closures in the state due to downed trees and power lines and water. He says St. Mary's County in southern Maryland appears to be hardest hit by the road closures.

    O'Malley appeared especially heartened that Ocean City did not sustain greater damage. He says Mayor Rick Meehan ``was almost giddy to be able to report that his city fared as well as it did.''