Northern Sussex County Sees Snow
MILFORD, Del.- While parts of Delaware experienced significant snowfall on Wednesday, most of Sussex County was left unscathed.
Snow was sticking in Milford around lunch time, but not enough to defer locals like Maureen Megill from going out and about.
"I'm still going to go out," Megill told WRDE. "If I have to go do errands I'll go do errands. This isn't going to stop me."
Many schools cancelled early on Wednesday morning, hours before snowflakes began to fall. Jesse Hallum is the assistant store manager at the Weis Market in Lewes and says the forecast and delayed snow brought in more customers.
"We had an increase in business yesterday of course," he explains. "This morning it was a little bit busier than normal because there was nothing going on outside."
Hallum says Weis prepared in case the snow became severe.
"They pushed our trucks to us early so we could have backup freight to make sure we continue to have full shelves for our customers," he explains.
As people flocked to the store for milk, bread, and eggs, the Delaware Department of Transportation made sure roads were clear for drivers to get there. South District Engineer Alastair Probert says 19,000 tons of salt were on hand in Sussex County, and the agency expected to deploy about two tons for Wednesday's storm.
"Just be aware of all the limitations we have on our plow trucks," Probert asked of the public. "They can't see you even though you can see them."
Probert also suggested drivers use the DelDOT app to monitor real time road conditions.
The Delaware Emergency Management Agency recommends people visit de.gov/weather for other weather-related information, such as school closings and traffic alerts.