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SLAUGHTER BEACH, Del. (AP) - Delaware wildlife officials say recent harsh winter weather has been posing a threat to coastal diamondback terrapins.

The Delaware State News reports the wind and waves, combined with the freezing temperatures, have wreaked particular havoc on those turtles.

The terrapins have been hibernating, but the strong waves have washed away much of their habitat, especially during the Jan. 23 storm.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory f0r northern Delmarva that should be in effect until 4 p.m.


This afternoon it should be cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow flurries. Otherwise expect the highs to reach the upper 30’s with southeast winds of 5 mph.

Tonight it should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20’s. Expect northwest winds of 10 to 15 mph.


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.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware transportation officials say fixing the bumpy roads left behind after this particularly rough winter may be a budget buster.

The Department of Transportation budgeted nearly $6.3 million for road patching this fiscal year, but it only has about $2.2 million left. Officials expect the Pavement Management Section will have to make up the difference by shifting funds from scheduled spring paving work.