A Winter White Wednesday Morning Two Weeks Before Christmas - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

A Winter White Wednesday Morning Two Weeks Before Christmas

Posted: Updated:

LEWES, Del. - Snow fell across Delmarva early Wednesday morning. There was only a little over an inch on the ground in some places, but it was still enough to get people into the holiday spirit. 

Cape Henlopen School District Superintendent Bob Fulton says when it snows, he and others from the district drive the roads around 4:30 a.m. to decide whether or not school will start on time. 

"We just try to get people to school on time, but that's never easy because any time you make a decision to delay or cancel, it impacts families in different ways," says Fulton. "Ultimately our major concern is just safety at all costs."

Cape students went to school on time Wednesday morning after the district ruled that the roads were safe. Meanwhile Peggy Hart and others in a group of retired teachers who used to cross their fingers for snow days off from school woke up just as excited about this white weather. 

“It was beautiful," says Hart. "It was just enough for the morning and it gets you into the Christmas spirit.”

Nottinghill on Second Street opened up at its usual 7 a.m. Barista Sarah Gerick says the roads were slick on her way in. "When I first woke up in the morning my car was covered," she says. "It took me a couple of minutes to clear everything off."

Gerick says the coffee and bake shop's regular customers still showed up for their morning coffee, but that business was slower than usual. 

Those who did venture out Wednesday morning had a plan. Hart and her friends were bundled up in hats, gloves, coats and scarves. The ladies were looking forward to staying warm in the stores. 

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) says drivers should give the gift of safety and courtesy to others on the road this holiday season and all winter long. The agency says drivers should take time to clear their car of snow and ice before hitting the road as it can create a safety hazard for others if it blows off. 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Brandywine Valley SPCA Receives 30 Dogs from Puerto Rico

    Brandywine Valley SPCA Receives 30 Dogs from Puerto Rico

    Monday, January 20 2020 7:09 AM EST2020-01-20 12:09:54 GMT
    Monday, January 20 2020 7:31 AM EST2020-01-20 12:31:30 GMT
    (Photo: Brandywine Valley SPCA)(Photo: Brandywine Valley SPCA)
    (Photo: Brandywine Valley SPCA)(Photo: Brandywine Valley SPCA)
    The Brandywine Valley SPCA on Sunday morning received 30 dogs from Puerto Rico as part of an emergency evacuation.More
    The Brandywine Valley SPCA on Sunday morning received 30 dogs from Puerto Rico as part of an emergency evacuation.More
  • Death Penalty Backers Hope to See Bill Restoring Capital Punishment Advance in Delaware Senate

    Death Penalty Backers Hope to See Bill Restoring Capital Punishment Advance in Delaware Senate

    Monday, January 20 2020 9:24 PM EST2020-01-21 02:24:23 GMT
    Monday, January 20 2020 9:24 PM EST2020-01-21 02:24:43 GMT
    Gun sales, minimum wage hike and death penalty. Three issues on legislators' minds as they gavel back into session Tuesday. (Photo: WBOC)Gun sales, minimum wage hike and death penalty. Three issues on legislators' minds as they gavel back into session Tuesday. (Photo: WBOC)
    Gun sales, minimum wage hike and death penalty. Three issues on legislators' minds as they gavel back into session Tuesday. (Photo: WBOC)Gun sales, minimum wage hike and death penalty. Three issues on legislators' minds as they gavel back into session Tuesday. (Photo: WBOC)
    DOVER, Del. --- A state representative sponsoring legislation to restore Delaware's ability to use capital punishment said he is hopeful the legislation will gain traction and has requested a committee meeting on the legislation. Rep. Steve Smyk (R-MiltonMore
    DOVER, Del. --- A state representative sponsoring legislation to restore Delaware's ability to use capital punishment said he is hopeful the legislation will gain traction and has requested a committee meeting on the legislation. Rep. Steve Smyk (R-MiltonMore
  • Martin Luther King Day Observed at Delaware State University

    Martin Luther King Day Observed at Delaware State University

    Monday, January 20 2020 8:59 PM EST2020-01-21 01:59:56 GMT
    Monday, January 20 2020 8:59 PM EST2020-01-21 01:59:56 GMT
    Retired Family Court Judge William Chapman speaks at a MLK Day program at Delaware State University.Retired Family Court Judge William Chapman speaks at a MLK Day program at Delaware State University.
    Retired Family Court Judge William Chapman speaks at a MLK Day program at Delaware State University.Retired Family Court Judge William Chapman speaks at a MLK Day program at Delaware State University.
    DOVER, Del. --- More than 200 people on Monday gathered at Delaware State University to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day and honor the civil rights icon. The annual program in Dover featured performances by the Sankofa African Dance Company and a choir More
    DOVER, Del. --- More than 200 people on Monday gathered at Delaware State University to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day and honor the civil rights icon. The annual program in Dover featured performances by the Sankofa African Dance Company and a choir More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2020 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices