Snow Storm Warning This Weekend

Jan 6, 2017

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Snow is expected on Delmarva.

Last night around an inch of snow fell across northern Delaware but did not appear to cause any school closings.

And there was only minor accumulation.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has issued a storm warning for Southern Delmarva that includes Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties in Maryland as well as Accomack County on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

There is expected to be snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches on Delmarva with 6 to 12 inches for Virginia overall.

Much of the snow is expected to hit sometime this weekend.

The storm warning is expected to run from 1 a.m. on Saturday to 1 a.m. on Sunday.

Those in Salisbury stocking up on supplies said they were not looking forward to the white stuff.

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Delaware Officials Urge Caution

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DOVER, Del. (AP) – The Delaware Department of Transportation urged motorists to use caution after winter weather moved through the state.

Transportation officials said in a statement Friday morning that pre-treating the roads with salt appears to have been effective in preventing any snow accumulation. Officials say the state's roads and bridges are mainly wet but there may be some icy spots.

Officials say motorists traveling Friday should use caution because temperatures are hovering around freezing and a wet road can quickly become ice covered if conditions change.

Officials say more than 300 Delaware Department of Transportation crews have been working to apply salt to roads and bridges and will continue to work Friday.

No Dune Sledding

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Sledders and snowboarders looking for fun in the snow won't find it at Delaware's state park beaches.

With a forecast calling for periodic snowfall over much of the state from late Thursday through Saturday, parks and recreation officials are reminding residents and visitors that beach dunes should not be used for sledding or snowboarding.

Officials note that dunes contain fragile habitat and provide protection for the beaches and the communities that border them, and that recent storms have already caused some damage.

Except for marked crossings, dunes in Cape Henlopen and Delaware Seashore State Parks are closed year-round to pedestrian traffic and activities.