Local News
9:27 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Delmarvans Dig Out of Second Snow Storm

Credit Don Rush

Delmarvans emerged from another snow storm yesterday with Lewes, Delaware reporting up to 8 inches of snow.

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency said Kent and Sussex county got 3 to 5 inches of snow.

On the Maryland Eastern Shore it was more like 4 to 6 inches of snow.

For Accomack County there were reports of up to 5.5 inches of snow.

At a local gas station in Salisbury some Delmarvans had had enough snow while others embraced the second storm in as many weeks.

Travel

The Delaware Department of Transportation said there had been some 500 trucks that worked through Tuesday night.

Credit Don Rush

And Delaware State Police told WBOC that there had been 19 accidents by early yesterday afternoon.

Three caused minor injuries.

Residents at a local gas station in Salisbury said the roads were a bit tough to travel yesterday morning.

Chesapeake Bay

Meanwhile, out on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries crews were breaking up ice around Kent Narrows to keep the waterways accessible.

The below freezing temperatures left ice 6 inches thick.

Four Maryland state boats kept near Smith Island Annapolis Cambridge and Kent Narrows were available.

Officials said that clearing out the ice would allow first responders to assist those in need of help and allows watermen to maintain their livelihood.

It also allows fuel boats to reach Salisbury and Smith Island as well as marine builder to move barges to job sites.