Nor’easter snow blankets The First State
The latest storm to hit Delmarva dumped several inches of snow on areas like Dover. It's just the latest in a string of nor'easters that has hit our region.
Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen said Mother Nature seems to have played a joke on us.
It's a cruel joke at that. Instead of flowers and warm weather, we have been struck by snow, sleet, rain, wind and everything else a winter storm can pack.
Instead of flowers and warm weather – the first two days of spring instead have brought several inches of snow to the capital of the first state.
Jason Paulos, a Dover resident, says it just comes along with living in the northeast.
"They were calling for eight to twelve, it's not as bad as I thought."
In Dover, public works officials were working 12-hour shifts, with police and fire departments fully manned to meet the public needs during the storm.
Some main roads were cleared, but others were slushy, yet still passable.
"We've been checking roads and conditions in different neighborhoods, we see that we are starting to have some trees that are being damaged by weight downs," said Christiansen. "We do have a few electrical outages but our crews are out taking care of that."
With the heavy snow creating the potential for damages to trees and wires, city officials urge the public not to take matters into their own hands. They also want to remind residents that in the case they experience an electrical outage to contact the City Electric Department at 302,736,7086. They will get to you as quick as they can.