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10:50 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Delmarva Hit With Another Burst of Snow (Update), MD Snow Day Waivers for Schools

Credit Don Rush

Around 6 inches of snow fell on parts of Delaware last night.

6.3 inches Sussex County while northern New Castle County only saw a half inch.

To the south in Salisbury, there was around 3 inches, while Ocean City received one and a half inches. 

Meanwhile, in Accomack County snow accumulation was expected to be up to 4 inches.

Most of the major highways appear to have been cleared.

But, with temperatures hitting the upper 20’s and winds of up to 45 mph last night motorists are being warned to beware of icy road conditions.

Today’s high should only reach around 40 degrees.

By the weekend the highs should reach back into the 50’s and 60’s.

Waivers

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland school systems will be able to apply for waivers of up to five snow days incurred during this year's winter weather.

The State Board of Education voted on Tuesday to allow applications for waivers from the 180-instructional day requirement. The State Superintendent will make the waiver decisions on a case-by-case basis. The board members also authorized two-day waivers from the 170 instructional days required by nonpublic schools.

All 24 schools districts have exceeded the number of snow days built into their academic calendars. Fifteen school systems have already requested waivers.