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Police Patrol Roads Despite Snow on St. Paddy's Day

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - On an unusually snowy St. Patrick's Day, police are warning drivers of icy road conditions.

According to Lt. William Sullivan of the Rehoboth Beach Police, while drinking and driving is never okay, it is especially important to be safe on the slick roads if you are planning on taking advantage of St. Patrick's Day specials.

"When we have these type of weather conditions we have officers out there in four-wheel-drive vehicles," he explained. "So we are monitoring the traffic as well and people on these roads because it is dangerous to be out there and throw in the ice and if there's a little bit of alcohol involved it makes for a bad combination."

Ernie Crist comes down to Rehoboth Beach from Pennsylvania for the holiday every year, and enjoys a drink or two. 
 
"We'll sit here and have good harp, some Guinness and then walk back to our hotel," he said. "You can't even walk around here, the roads are getting slick so if you can find a place to park it and have a beer, that's the way to celebrate today."
 
Police insist, you do plan on drinking tonight, or just don't feel comfortable driving in the bad weather, trust a professional taxi service to drive you home.
 
Jim Allen owns Beach Ride Taxi and gets a lot of business of big holidays.

"We gotta be careful like everybody else, just take your time let people know that, it's a little extra slow driving," he said. "We may be a little extra busy, just bear with us but we'll get to everybody we can."
 
Police said even if the conditions were good, on holidays like St. Patrick's Day, they monitor the roads closely for people drinking and driving.

 

 

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