The total snow fall in New Castle County was only an inch in most places. However, the timing of the snow just before dawn and it’s ending just after the rush hour created traffic problems in many areas.
By mid day the snow was just enough that it needed to be cleared from drive ways and parking lots to prevent melting and refreezing of the snow.
There were some accidents around the region this morning, but mostly it was slow driving. WHYY Photographer Gene Ashley reported a school bus blocking traffic in North Wilmington turned a two minute trip into 40. Route 1 was bumper to bumper from the canal and the Roth Bridge to I-95. The secondary roads were no better. A 20 minute trip from Bear into Wilmington dragged on for over an hour with traffic going no faster than 10 miles an hour in some cases.
Unlike the December storm the cold and wind did not accompany the end of the snow. It gave most people the idea that we really are in winter.