Thousands Stay Home in Mid-Atlantic Following Winter Storm
62nd Street in Ocean CIty, Md., is shown Tuesday morning, Feb. 17, 2015, in this photo taken by a WBOC NewsWatcher.
Route 13N between Bridgeville and Greenwood, Del. is shown Tuesday morning in this photo submitted by WBOC NewsWatcher Jessica Marvel Neal.
Downtown Berlin, Md., is shown Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in this photo submitted by WBOC NewsWatcher Wayne Bassett.
View of the bay from the 16th floor of the Ocean City Clarion Hotel. (Photo credit: Ellen Popp)
WASHINGTON (AP/WBOC)- Tens of thousands of people in the Mid-Atlantic region stayed home Tuesday as schools and government offices shut down following a winter storm that brought up to 8 inches of snow to parts of Delmarva.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan urged residents to avoid travel if possible. Though the storm had moved out, he said roadways likely would remain dangerous throughout the morning because of low temperatures. Hundreds of flights had been canceled in and out of the Washington-Baltimore region's three airports, and bus and train service was suspended in some parts.
Authorities in Delaware said main roads in the First State were clear and passable Tuesday morning, but state transportation crews were not expected to begin clearing secondary roads until later in the day.
The storm brought with it several inches of snow to the Delmarva Peninsula. Below is a sampling of snowfall totals:
- Cambridge, Md.: 3.5 inches
- Deal Island, Md.: 8 inches
- Easton, Md.: 6 inches
- Elkton, Md.: 3.8 inches
- Fruitland, Md.: 8 inches
- Greensboro, Md.: 6 inches
- Rehoboth Beach, Del.: 8 inches
- Pocomoke City, Md.: 7 inches
- Selbyville, Del: 6.5 inches
- Salisbury, Md.: 6-8 inches
- Seaford, Del.: 5.5 inches
- Snow Hill, Md.: 5 inches
- Stevensville, Md.: 5 inches
The Dover and Wilmington areas got about 4.5 inches.