Delaware shuts down for snow storm; ready for the dig out

The state of Delaware decided it wasn’t worth fighting this March snow storm. Schools and state services are closed.


The Delaware Department of Transportation will have the toughest task Thursday, but they say they are ready.  The full New Castle County compliment of snow plow operators were on duty by 7am.  A quarter of the staffs in Kent and Sussex Counties were on duty by that time. More will report to duty as this storm is predicted to last through the late afternoon.

Sussex County roads are just waiting at 9am.  Northern Kent and New Castle roads are slushy with all grassy areas now covered in snow.

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State and county offices are closed throughout the state.  Schools are closed.  The University of Delaware, Delaware State University and Del Tech campuses are shut down for the day.  

DART is operating normally now, but predicts it will have to alter their schedule later in the day.  SEPTA says regional rails are operating as normal and it will not implement its early exit plan.

DelDot has its traffic cameras operating.  It’s also got its snow sensors ready for measurable snow.

Check back with newsworks after an 11am DelDot news conference.

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