Sunday could have been the storm that got us ready for another December storm. State government in New Castle County, county government and Wilmington city government closed for the day.
As the snow increased in intensity the choice for most people was whether they would go to work and wait for the snow to end or to find a way to entertain yourself at home.
A commute north on DuPont Highway from Route 1 got slower as the snow fell faster. DelDot traffic cams showed some of the morning problems to those who wanted to view on the web. However, the bigger issue was visibility. Driving could only be measured in how many brake lights you could see in the cars ahead of you. DelDOT reports it is ready for the storm and will have crews out through the day.
New Castle County airport was dealing with the de-icing its commercial flights on Frontier Airlines. One hour delays were reported in the morning.
Neighborhood roads, some still covered from Sunday’s storm, show the most snow in lightly traveled areas. A drive from Newark to Wilmington along I-95 was done by most drivers going 40 miles per hour.
The University of Delaware remained open for students taking final exams this week.
The ShopRite in Wilmington looked more like 5:00 p.m. than 8:00 a.m. Checkout lines were full of people wanting to finish their Tuesday shopping early. As cars approached Wilmington, they would notice a makeshift billboard covered in snow with the words “Papers, $1.00”. Yesterday, that billboard was promoting Christmas Carols on Rodney Square. The city of Wilmington cancelled that event because of the storm.