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Delmarva Digs Out Of Snow, Crews Prepare For Refreeze

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DELMARVA - It appears the Eastern Shore of Maryland missed the brunt of the storm – the city of Salisbury saw about three inches of snowfall. In terms of who was hit the hardest on Delmarva, Dover saw nearly six inches of snow.

From Laurel to Seaford, Bridgeville to Harrington and all the way up to Dover, it's a clear path up U.S. Route 13, with the exception of a few patches of snow and ice.

"We do have some issues of drifting today with the winds up in the 30mph range. We're fighting some areas where the snow is blowing back onto the road that we've already cleared," DelDOT spokesperson Jim Westhoff said.

As residents dig out, it's not so much the snow that's bothering them -- it's the wind and chill factor that's keeping even the little ones from playing outside.

"With all the shoveling you have to do, it's just not that good when it comes to that part. I started to get cold and I had to get inside before I froze up," 10-year-old Havyn Brown of Dover, Del. said.

But the bitter cold isn't stopping a group of pro-life advocates from standing up for a cause. They were supposed to take a bus to Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life, but got snowed in.

"So we just decided last minute to make a call and have an impromptu gathering down at legislative hall," Donna Latteri said.

As they march on, crews continue to plow and salt the roadways, as they prepare for a refreeze overnight. As the night goes on and the temperature drops, the salt on the ground becomes less effective, making it even more slippery and icy.

"We have nearly 500 men and women and that many trucks and equipment out," Westhoff said.

"We've got to be careful of the snow. I mean, it's really slippery out here," Havyn said.

 

 

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