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11:26 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Stocking Up On Salt for the Winter

Credit Don Rush

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware businesses and cities are stockpiling extra road salt after some exhausted supplies during last year's extra snowy season.

The Port of Wilmington will import about 350,000 metric tons of salt by year's end. And officials say the port is on pace to handle up to a million tons of salt to meet demands in Delaware, southern New Jersey and the five-county Philadelphia region.

That's compared to 250,000 tons that passed through the port last year.

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Local News
8:52 am
Mon May 26, 2014

After Long Winter, Hotels Fill Up On Delmarva

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rohobeth
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It may be the sign of the long winter may have been good for business this summer.

WMDT reports that hotels in Rehoboth Beach say reservations are up.     

The hotels say they have not only seen an increase for this Memorial Day Weekend but tourists are filling up the rooms for the coming months.

At the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel they expected to be sold out by Fourth of July.

If the weather holds up it should beat the slow start of last year when rain and low temperatures took its toll on the tourist season.

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Local News
8:34 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Long Winter Makes For Thousands of Pot Holes in Mid-Atlantic Region

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BALTIMORE (AP) - AAA Mid-Atlantic says the brutal winter led to potholes and nearly 120,000 service calls for flat tires.

AAA said in an email Monday that the calls for flat tires from January through April were 22 percent higher than the same period last year. The group says potholes have wreaked havoc on vehicles.

The number of potholes this year is the highest since the winter of 2009-2010, when the storm known as Snowmageddon hit the Mid-Atlantic.

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Local News
8:45 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Easing the Pain of High Electric Bill This Winter

Credit Don Rush

With the recent winter cold snaps electricity bills are expected to jump for many on Delmarva.

And Delmarva Power is urging customers to use a number of programs that could ease the pain of paying those bills.

Among them are a variety of individually tailored payment arrangements that would bring customer accounts up-to-date over a period of time.

Another allows customers to even out their payments to avoid seasonal peaks in the electric bills.

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