Cape Gazette

Baby, it’s cold outside

Snow ices area; arctic blast freezes Cape Region
Jan 06, 2014
Photo by: Dennis Forney The first snowfall of 2014 made for hundreds of picturesque scenes such as this magnificent oak towering over Nassau Market.

Snow blanketed the Cape Region Jan. 3, and so did the Cape Gazette staff.  A bone-chilling freeze - a high-pressure system called a polar vortex - is spreading across most of the country. The system is creating temperatures colder than most people have seen in years.

World War II observation towers look solemn among snowy pine trees at Cape Henlopen State Park. (Photo by: Deny Howeth )
Whipping winds make this a cold job with the wind chill temps in the teens as a DelDOT bridge crew member Rick Kidd shovels the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Bridge. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Snow clouds begin to break up over Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
A car was abandoned in the center median of Route 1 near the Nassau Bridge. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Columbia Avenue in Rehoboth Beach was a winter wonderland Jan. 3. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Snow obscured the signs on Virginia Avenue in Lewes. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Grace Church's sign welcomes 2014 in Milton. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
A moped was stranded on Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Silver Lake in Rehoboth Beach is a winter wonderland covered in snow. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Andy Gitaitis clears snow off the sidewalk in front of Sierra Moon on Rehoboth Avenue. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Trees and roads in Henlopen Acres are covered in a layer of snow. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Winds stir up the Delaware Bay near Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Steve Meade uses a broom to a clean off a sidewalk in downtown Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Long icicles hang from a house in Lewes. The temperature was not expected to get out of the 20s on Friday with lows in single digits. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
There won't be much bicycle riding in downtown Rehoboth Beach. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
There isn't much traffic early Friday morning on Savannah Road in Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Snow provides an artistic covering of everything in Zwaanendael Park in Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
One of the most photographed barns in the Cape Region is covered with a thin layer of snow. The barn is located along Kings Highway in Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Cleaning off sidewalks is the first priority along Second Street in Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
No wonder it felt so cold Friday morning.  This is in front of the Lewes fire hall on Savannah Road. (Photo by: Dennis Forney)
Rachel and Rick Grier-Reynolds double teamed the snow in their Pilottown Road driveway in Lewes. (Photo by: Dennis Forney)
The high tide Friday morning, Jan. 3, was astronomically high. Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, pushed by tide and northwest winds, crept over the banks along Pilottown Road in Lewes. (Photo by: Dennis Forney)
The Great Marsh near Canary Creek and Roosevelt Inlet filled with stormwater. (Photo by: Dennis Forney)
There were areas along the coast that appeared to get more snow than other areas.  This home along New Road west of Lewes looked like it had been blanketed with about a foot. (Photo by: Dennis Forney)
The always-active Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk had only a few visitors Jan. 3. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Shown conquering the hill near the Milton water tower (l-r) are Cape graduates Alec Faust, Lydia Miller, Renah Scudlark and Isabelle Russell. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Katie Elder gets a ride down a hill in Milton with the help of her dog, Annie. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jerry Dorneman of Milton enjoys some cross country skiing. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
A lone snowboarder races a snow plow on Route 260 in Milton. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
A serene Milton Memorial Park. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Snow glistens in the marsh as the sun sets over Canary Creek in Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
With the temperature in single digits, icicles form along the roofline on this farmhouse near Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Is this an illusion? Clouds? Mountains? It's actually snow on a fence along Beaver Dam Road near Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Even an abandoned piece of farm equipment takes on beauty when covered in a layer of snow. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Snow covers an area surrounding a creek off Route 5 near Long Neck. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The sun sets over Nassau Valley Vineyards in Lewes on a cold day following Friday's snowstorm. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
An old, red barn along Hopkins Road near Lewes is in stark contrast to the white snow around it. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Ice covers a backroad near the end of cold and snowy day in the Cape Region. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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