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Accidents Abound, DelDOT Crews Still Salting After Snow Storm

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GREENWOOD, Del. - Accidents aplenty in the First State on Friday after Thursday snow storm with cars stuck in the snow.

According to Delaware State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack, as of 12 PM on Friday, there were more than 80 crashes and 120 disabled vehicles reported statewide. Most of them, Shavack says were single-vehicle accidents and so far, only a few minor injuries have been reported.

Some of the vehicles and drivers were lucky enough to get out with a little help from friends.

Despite Thursday's storm and subsequent warnings from DelDOT, it appears drivers aren't staying clear of Route 13. On some parts, neither is the snow, leaving DelDOT concerned about how to clean up as temperatures continue to drop.

During the day, DelDOT spokesman Jim Westhoff says the roads are passable. But once the sun goes down, he says crews are worried that even with spreading salt those sub-freezing temperatures will cause ice to reform.

"When it's really cold, the salt doesn't work very well," said Westhoff.

Westhoff tells WMDT that despite pre-treating roads on Thursday, rain washed away their efforts. Also, winds blowing snow back into the roadways ontinues to be a problem not only for drivers, but also workers.

The focus now, Westhoff says, is clearing away the remnants of the storm.

"We have a thin layer of ice and snow [right on Route 13 in Greenwood]," said Westhoff. "We're having a hard time getting that up. That's the stubborn part. I'm sure we'll have crews working through the weekend."

DelDOT says more than 400 workers have been out since Thursday, plowing and salting the roads.

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