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Fresh Snowfall Could Cause Roads to Refreeze

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- Just when many thought the worst of winter was over the snow hit Delmarva again overnight Thursday.

The early morning snowfall didn't give the current snow piles enough time to thaw out. But some drivers say they're doing fine out on the roads since DelDot has treated them.

At an Exxon gas station in Georgetown, some drivers are surprised about how clear the roads are shortly after the snowfall.

"So far the roads seem to be okay," said Candace Pack of Georgetown. "It looks like the snow melted relatively fast."

"The roads have been plowed and you just have to watch out for little icy spots but it's pretty easy to get around," said Jan McNeill, a resident in the town.

But Thursday's low temperatures could freeze snow that hasn't been cleared from all of the roads just yet.

Many main roads have already been treated with salt throughout the day, but for most back roads, layers of snow covering the pavement worry drivers about sliding on black ice.

"At night after they treated them and the roads start to sweat," said Richard Johnson of Georgetown, "the temperature drops -- that stuff freezes! And that's when that black ice comes in."

"Hopefully it doesn't ice up overnight," said Candace Pack.

For some of these drivers, work can wait another day. Due to the road conditions, they can report to work on Monday and put off running extra errands until the snow-capped pavement melts.

DelDot has been spreading salt on the roads throughout Kent and Sussex county all of Thursday to prepare for the roads freezing over. The department said snow accumulated as deep as two inches on some roads in Delaware.

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