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Kent County Residents Deal With The Aftermath Of A Winter Storm


DOVER, Del. - The snow has stopped, but arctic temperatures will linger through the night.

Those temperatures will cause roads to freeze and make driving rough.

Many drivers in Kent County, like Akim Lewis, are braving the elements to get to work.

"The roads are slippery. The back are really horrible and just trying to get out of your residential area has been pretty bad," said Lewis.

More than 400 DelDOT workers have been treating roadways since the snow began falling Thursday night.     

Treacherous conditions left some cars in ditches, others had to be pulled or pushed back onto the roads.

According to DelDOT Community Relations Officer Jim Westhoff, crews have been battling drifting snow and near-zero temperatures. He says primary and secondary roads were covered in a thin layer of snow and ice Thursday afternoon.

"The major challenges now are winds that blow the snow back into the roadways, and low temperatures that cause the road salt to be less effective," said Westhoff.

Friday morning, many like mailman Errol Rivera woke up to bitter cold temperatures.

"I brought extra socks, wool socks. I got two shirts underneath. I got another jacket. Customers are waiting for their mail to be delivered. We have to do it, " said Rivera.

Many like Jamie Twaddell began digging his way out of the snow, while helping others.

"(I'm) just clearing out the church here so everyone can make their way in and out, just going around the perimeter," said Twaddell of Dover.

There were some who took the morning to enjoy the snow.

Jamie Bilbrough says this is her 3-year old nephew Gabrielle's first big snow.

"I really wasn't expecting it. It's a nice surprise. I've seen smaller snowfalls and you're think you're going to get something but not get anything, so this is a nice surprise," said Bilbrough.

Her nephew Gabrielle could only smile as he played in the snow.

"We can dig things and make things, like real big castles with things on it and a snowman with a carrot," he said.

While some are enjoying the snow, others are encouraging folks to stay safe on the roads.

Westhoff encourages drivers to stay off the roads if possible in Delaware.

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