Delaware weather watch: 12:30 update

    The first state is under a state of emergency as the region heads into the brunt of the storm. Most are making the best of it.

    IMG_4030.JPG (WinCE)With Delawareans facing a state of emergency and a statewide blizzard warning, some residents are trying to stay ahead of the storm.

    Mark and Kristen Winchell were shoveling their driveway while the snowflakes were still falling down. 

    “Hopefully it will make for an easier back-out later,” Mark Winchell said.

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    The couple grew up in Delaware and has to think back to their childhoods to remember a snowstorm like this.

    “Back then I was playing but now I’m shoveling,” Kristen Winchell said.  “It’s a lot of work.”

    The couple has spent a lot of time at home recently, since they both work for school districts.  And the snow days are adding up fast.

    “In this kind of weather we’re probably better off keeping the kids at home and off the streets, especially from a high school perspective,” Mark Winchell said.

    As I was writing this story, I received a phone call from the Brandywine School District.  Schools will be closed once again on Thursday making for seven snow days since December.

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