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Snow Shoveling Starts Early to Beat Freezing Temperatures

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MILTON, Del. -- Weather forecasts predict up to six inches of snow to coat much of Sussex County Thursday evening in another winter storm.

Some people didn't waste any time to start shoveling their driveways, including construction worker Tom Morris who is planning to be up early Friday morning for work.

"I'm trying to get a little jump on tomorrow morning," said Morris. "It's supposed to be real cold tonight and it's going to freeze so I thought I'd get out here. Looks like [the snow] may be slacking up."

A blast of arctic air means much of the fluffy snow that fell earlier in the day is likely to freeze and harden, making snow removal more challenging come morning.

"The best thing to do they suggest is to get it out now, where it's nice and light now," said Steve Bowlie who was out shoveling his neighbor's walkways in Milton.

"Once overnight's happened it's really hard to break [ice] up so it's easier just to get out here now," said Frank Condit who was also out shoveling walkways in Milton.

But even if most people weren't out shoveling Thursday night in Delaware, many will have to do so the following day.

Cities and towns including Harrington, Milton, Dover, and Seaford all have ordinances in place that cite snow must be removed from public right of ways within 24 hours of snowfall.

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