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Snow Day: Schools, Shops Close; Students Hit The "Slopes"

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SALISBURY, Md. - Several inches of snow spells another snow day for much of the Eastern Shore.

More than a hundred schools and businesses reported closings to WMDT because of the weather. WMDT drove up and down Route 13 on Wednesday, checking in on communities from Accomack County back up through Wicomico County.

How are folks handling this latest slap of snow? All along the way, the signs were the same.

Closed: six letters blazoned across shops and store fronts locked up in the wake of another winter storm from Wallops Island to downtown Pocomoke City, through Princess Anne.

Pocomoke City resident Loynial Sturgis said this winter has been "bad on us."

Brooks Godwin got out of work, but it was far from an easy day off.

"[This snow] is unusual man, I'm not used to it. It's a little crazy around here," said Godwin. "I'm ready for summer."

Folks like Godwin in Pocomoke City saw about five inches of snow. A similar sight in Wallops Island, even in Salisbury where we found dozens of kids enjoying hills at Elks Lodge, obviously not too upset about missing another day at school.

"It snowed [Tuesday] night and it's bigger snow to sled easier and funner," first grader Anais Grosu.

This was the fourth weather related closing day for Wicomico County schools this year.  The school district is also closed on Thursday for a fifth "snow day." WMDT spoke with school officials about plans to make up these days, but we're told a decision won't be made until the end of February.

Maryland law says the school year must be at least 180 days long. Caroline, Somerset, Dorchester and Worcester Counties maxed out on their inclement weather days even before this week's snow storm.

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