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Old 01-30-2017, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Ocean View, DE
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I think DelDOT goes above and beyond with their brine treatment and then salting. In fact, I think they get a bit carried away with the brine. Perhaps people learning how to drive better or just staying off the roads if they don't need to travel would be a more sensible, cheaper, safer, and cost efficient idea than brine, brine, brine. I think the rain washed most of it washed away before the snow came anyhow.

Lots of truth to the schools closing comment, Nuts!!! LOL!
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Old 01-30-2017, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Ocean View, DE
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Elliedee--no worries about salting or plowing, they do a great job. You'll have salt on your car for weeks!!!
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Old 01-30-2017, 06:31 PM
 
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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They pretreated them yesterday (at least Route 1, for sure). We have enough notice to get out to get food. Also in the event of a major storm the schools close a week in advance here to prepare for them.
When you've got a pre teen living with you... that is not a major selling point. Just kidding. I'd rather see the kids be safe than have the buses get into an accident. Here they never close schools for snow. It could be 2 ft deep but schools will still be open.

My husband will be happy to know he won't starve to death if it snows. I wasn't worried but that was like the major thing on his mind.
He goes into withdrawals if he runs out of Cheez its.
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Old 01-30-2017, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Lewes, DE
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It is fair to say that they are at a minimum very cautious, and some would say overcautious. Depending on your point of view that can be a good thing or a bad thing.

As we drove past the empty parking lots of the school, it took me back to my high school days when I'd been cramming for a Monday test, only to have the bittersweet result of a snow day. On one hand always happy to have an unexpected day off; on the other hand worrying that all that stuff I crammed in Sunday might leak out of my brain before the test.

As an adult, took the "snow day" and drove my 95 year old Mom from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware to Salisbury, Maryland and back this afternoon to do some shopping at Hobby Lobby and grab a bite to eat. Round trip of about 2 hours driving time. We kept passing through alternating heavy snow flurries (great big flakes, quite beautiful) and then sunshine; then snow, more sun, and finally a spectacular sunset. The road never got anything more than wet, traffic moved at the usual 55 mph. Wonder what all the kids did?
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Old 01-31-2017, 07:23 AM
 
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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Enjoy.. does it take you long to drive from Lewes to Rehobeth on a normal day? I look at the map to see how far they are from each other, but I'm so bad map reading.. Lol


We're coming down.. yay.. We'll be down in maybe April, May or early June. We're trying to get there before the mad tourist rush to check out some communities. Any suggestions on where to stay somewhere in the Lewes/Rehoboth area. I was looking at vacation condos but I'm not really there for a vacation. Due to food allergies, I need something with a kitchen so I can cook my own food so hotels are out unless they have a kitchenette with stove or at least stove top.
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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Enjoy.. does it take you long to drive from Lewes to Rehobeth on a normal day? I look at the map to see how far they are from each other, but I'm so bad map reading.. Lol
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The Lewes and Rehoboth zip codes adjoin .So that would depend on where you are coming from and where you are going not to mention time of day ,day of week and month. Seriously I live in the Millsboro zip code. It can take over a 1/2 hour to get to the town of Millsboro from my driveway.
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:25 AM
 
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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The Lewes and Rehoboth zip codes adjoin .So that would depend on where you are coming from and where you are going not to mention time of day ,day of week and month. Seriously I live in the Millsboro zip code. It can take over a 1/2 hour to get to the town of Millsboro from my driveway.


LOL.. in my world that's a positive thing. Where I live it takes me a half hour or more any day, time of the week to get to the mall which is only 3 miles away. Forget holidays.. I'm stuck on the highway longer than that and then add another half hour or more just to find parking......


Are you still in Longneck?

Millsboro.. the part that's closest to Lewes and Rehoboth area.. Do you know how far away that is from the beaches?
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:26 AM
 
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They pretreated them yesterday (at least Route 1, for sure). We have enough notice to get out to get food. Also in the event of a major storm the schools close a week in advance here to prepare for them.
Preface: We've never seen one another.....
However, maybe we all need to lose a pound or two, anyway!
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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Are you still in Longneck?

Millsboro.. the part that's closest to Lewes and Rehoboth area.. Do you know how far away that is from the beaches?
Yes. Lived here on Long Neck for 24 years now.
I live in the part of the zip code which would be closer to the beach. From my driveway to Cape Henlopen State Park 1/2 hour on normal weekday. 10 minute walk with dog to beach on Indian River Bay which is in my community. I am saying State Park as you could not pay me to go to the beach in Rehoboth or Dewey during the season.
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Old 01-31-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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Preface: We've never seen one another.....
However, maybe we all need to lose a pound or two, anyway!
well, in my case you'd have to add another 49 to that...
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