Winter Weather Leaves Slick Road Conditions Across Delmarva - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Winter Weather Leaves Slick Road Conditions Across Delmarva

Posted: Updated:
SALISBURY, Md. - Delmarva residents woke up to a mix of snow and rain on Wednesday morning. 

Todd Collins said he was in for a surprise. 

"I didn't even know it was going to snow," he said. "I woke up from the phone calling and saying the schools were closed."

Woody Smack works for True Wine Lawn Care and said it was a pleasant surprise. 

"I'm glad to see it," he said. "We're a lawn care company so you know that's how we make our money this time of the year." 

Gee Williams of the Maryland State Highway Administration said there were a few minor accidents, but the crews were prepared for the weather.

"The event has pretty much unfolded the way we expected," Williams said. "The snow didn't accumulate to much more than a half and inch to an inch throughout most of lower Delmarva."

The road crews were up treating the roads early. 

"They were all on the highways by 3 a.m.," Williams said. "And the treatments that they were able to apply certainly helped even though they had to be somewhat last minute."

Meanwhile in Delaware it was more of the same inclement weather. Alastair Probert, from the Delaware Department of Transportation said that approximately 25 trucks were spread throughout Sussex County, delivering 800 tons of salt to the roads.

"I wouldn't say that we were caught off guard," he said. "I would say that the forecast was changing quite a lot yesterday. And as a result of not - of having some uncertainty with the forecast - we decided to brine the roads."

Meanwhile in the Georgetown, WBOC caught up with 7-year old Lillian Sharp, who was playing in the snow with her father. Sharp had a one word answer, when WBOC asked for her reaction to school being canceled.

"Yay," she yelled.

School was canceled at all Sussex County schools, with the exception of Milford, which had some delays and The Cape Henlopen School District, which had no delays.

Connie Kapoor, from the Georgetown Post Office was out in the snow in Georgetown Wednesday. 

"Rain, snow, sleat, or freezing rain will not keep these couriers from their job..." she said. "We're here and we're delivering today. And that's what we do."

Meanwhile in Milton, 76-year old William Whelen was out shoveling his driveway. WBOC asked him why he was still shoveling at his age.

"I wouldn't quit," he said. "I love to do physical things."

Temperatures will drop overnight, and there is a possibility the slush will turn to ice. 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Restaurants Prepare for Thanksgiving Holiday

    Restaurants Prepare for Thanksgiving Holiday

    11/22/2017 22:06:00 -05:002017-11-23 03:06:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:06 PM EST2017-11-23 03:06:27 GMT
    Thanksgiving PreparationsThanksgiving Preparations
    SALISBURY, Md.- Restaurants in Salisbury are gearing up for Turkey Day. While many are cooking at home on Thursday, some are choosing to go out to eat for Thanksgiving. Jennifer Stack says she isn't a good cook, so her family is going out forMore
    Restaurants in Salisbury are gearing up for Turkey Day. While many are cooking at home on Thursday, some are choosing to go out to eat for Thanksgiving.More
  • Police Searching for Two Suspects Related to a String of Burglaries in Delaware

    Police Searching for Two Suspects Related to a String of Burglaries in Delaware

    11/22/2017 21:16:00 -05:002017-11-23 02:16:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:16 PM EST2017-11-23 02:16:01 GMT
    Courtesy of Delaware State PoliceCourtesy of Delaware State Police
    Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects involved in several burglaries in Milford, Milton and Dover.More
    Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects involved in several burglaries in Milford, Milton and Dover.More
  • Delaware Uber Drivers, Passengers Unsettled by Data Breach News

    Delaware Uber Drivers, Passengers Unsettled by Data Breach News

    11/22/2017 18:27:00 -05:002017-11-22 23:27:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 6:27 PM EST2017-11-22 23:27:06 GMT
    KENT COUNTY, Del. --- News that some personal information for 57 million Uber passengers and drivers last year wasn't welcomed by Jacob Johnson of Camden.Johnson, a military veteran who recently started driving with Uber but has used the service as a pasMore
    KENT COUNTY, Del. --- News that some personal information for 57 million Uber passengers and drivers last year wasn't welcomed by Jacob Johnson of Camden.Johnson, a military veteran who recently started driving with Uber but has used the service as a pasMore
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • "Hood Fight Salisbury" Cell Phone Videos

    "Hood Fight Salisbury" Cell Phone Videos

    27 cell phone videos depicting brutal streets fights among teenagers in Salisbury were posted online. Local leaders including the Mayor, State's Attorney and a Reverend react to the media.More
    27 cell phone videos depicting brutal streets fights among teenagers in Salisbury were posted online. Local leaders including the Mayor, State's Attorney and a Reverend react to the media.More
  • First Maryland Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set to Open on Delmarva

    First Maryland Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set to Open on Delmarva

    The first Maryland medical marijuana dispensary on Delmarva could open within weeks in Salisbury. Other dispensaries are preparing to open as well, possibly next year. They will all do so with a unique set of challenges.

    More

    The first Maryland medical marijuana dispensary on Delmarva could open within weeks in Salisbury. Other dispensaries are preparing to open as well, possibly next year. They will all do so with a unique set of challenges.

    More
  • SkyCam16: Church Creek Fire Tower

    SkyCam16: Church Creek Fire Tower

    According to Christ Robertson of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Church Creek Fire Tower hasn't been used to spot fires for quite some time and is set to be taken down next year.

    More

    According to Christ Robertson of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Church Creek Fire Tower hasn't been used to spot fires for quite some time and is set to be taken down next year.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices