Local News
8:00 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Delmarvans Weather the Snow Storm

Downtown Salisbury
Credit Don Rush

Delmarvans were digging themselves out of the snow that hit the peninsula on Tuesday with most schools (WBOC) yesterday and today.

In Delaware there was 11.5 inches of snow in Greenville while in Newark it was 5.6 inches and in Laurel only on inch.   

On the Maryland Eastern Shore there was four inches snow At the Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport by late afternoon.

Further south on the Eastern Shore of Virginia saw around 3.5 inches.

Delmarvans Cope

Despite the snow Delmarvans found themselves out on the roads many going to work:     

But many Delmarvans said they didn’t mind the cold.         

Wicomico River
Credit Don Rush

Power Outages

Meanwhile, utility crews across the Delmarva peninsula are working to restore service to thousands of customers after a winter storm coated the region with snow and ice.

The Delaware Electric Cooperative, which serves mostly rural areas of central and southern Delaware, reported about 6,800 customers in Sussex County without power Wednesday. The vast majority of those were in an area stretching along Route 54 between Selbyville and Fenwick Island.

Delmarva Power reported about 2,900 customers without power Wednesday morning, almost all of them in Cecil County, Md., where 11 inches of snow was reported in Elkton.

Delmarva Power has said crews would work around the clock to restore any outages, but that customers need to be prepared for the possibility of power outages, especially given the forecast for bitter cold.