Drive On Beach Conditions

 

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Picture of the point in Cape Henlopen State Park taken by Yvonne Nichols from 25,000 feet on Sunday.

The parks are open but the drive on accesses are full of snow, and in some spots it is a good three to four feet deep.  Do not try to cross these areas you will get stuck.  You still have to air down to drive onto the beach, the snow makes that seem like it is not necessary.  You will be sinking in snow and sand too boot.  Seems weird considering sand is used for traction in snow, but you have to have pavement under that snow.  A few people tried yesterday and got stuck fast.  Not the time of year you want to get jammed up on the beach.  Schools closed already for tomorrow in Sussex county.  Most likely a lot of this snow will melt by Friday, but today into tomorrow not much has or will change.  Roads are getting a little clearer, but most back roads and side roads are still covered with snow pack and are sheets of ice.  The cold weather is not allowing the brine or salt to work.  The Indian River Inlet campground area on the north side is closed and so are a few areas to parking due to drifting snow, the south side parking is open.

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