UPDATED: Plows are Out – Snow Covering Most Roads

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UPDATED – 9:15am – The snow overnight on the eastern side of Sussex County was light – until about 4 this morning when it picked up intensity.  Since then close to 3″ of the white stuff has fallen in many parts of the county – including Ellendale and Laurel and in Kent County in Dover, West Dover and Smyrna.  Click here for the DEOS Snow Conditions Chart   Accuweather expects the snow to mix with some rain or sleet this afternoon, but we could see additional snowfall or an inch or two tonight.

Plows have been out since last night salting and plowing Maryland and Delaware roads.  If you don’t have to go out today – stay home – and give the road crews a chance to do their job and not have to jockey around disabled or stuck vehicles.  Click here to find out where the plows are in Delaware  Use the pull down menu at the top left and chose snow plow tracker.

A reminder:  Sledding and Snowboarding is NOT allowed on the dunes at the Delaware State Parks.  DNREC officials say the dunes contain fragile wildlife habitat and protect the surrounding area and sledding and snowboarding will damage those areas.  With the exception of the marked dune crossings – the dunes at Cape Henlopen and Delaware Seashore State Parks are off limits to pedestrians – regardless of the season.

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On the western side of the shore roads are snow-covered and there has been more snow-fall.  Looking at Ocean City, there is a dusting of snow but roads early this morning are mostly clear.  The plows are out throughout the region spreading salt to keep roads passable.  There is snow on the roads along the Route 13 corridor – especially in the northern part of Sussex County, less as you move east and to the south although nearly all roads are now seeing more snow covering them as plows work to keep up.  There are some church closings