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Dover Still Digging Out From Winter Storm

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A car yet to be dug out in Dover, Del. (Photo: WBOC) A car yet to be dug out in Dover, Del. (Photo: WBOC)
A slush-filled street in a Dover, Del. neighborhood. (Photo: WBOC) A slush-filled street in a Dover, Del. neighborhood. (Photo: WBOC)
A slush-filled street in a Dover, Del. neighborhood. (Photo: WBOC) A slush-filled street in a Dover, Del. neighborhood. (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del.- As temperatures neared 50 degrees Tuesday, unplowed snow in Kent County caused problems on neighborhood streets. 

The snow is melting, creating a lot of slush and ice. The Delaware Department of Transportation said its salt treatments will help with that. 

Jim Westhoff, a DelDOT spokesman, said it has used about 10,000 tons of its 43,000-ton stock pile of salt. DelDOT has spent a projected $3 million of its $10 million snow budget, Westhoff said.

Ruddell Potter, who has lived in Dover for more than 30 years, said snow plows come through at night, but when the slush appears during the day the plows are not there. Potter thinks it is much better than snow because it is safer for people to drive on. 

Some people are not happy their streets are still difficult to drive. In the neighborhood across the street from Potter's is Hector Torres.

Torres came to Dover from Miami and spent the day chipping away at the ice under the slush on his street.

"I don't know why, because this is a city right there. I don't know what's going on," he said.

Westhoff, the DelDOT spokesman, said there is a priority list when it comes to plowing streets. Highways, main roads and sidewalks that see the most traffic get plowed first. Certain neighborhoods and subdivisions are at the end of that list, according to Westhoff.

Many people who spoke with WBOC said they just hope the warmer week ahead will get rid of the snow.

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