A weekend winter storm blanketed parts of Delaware in snow with totals, in some cases, in the double digits.
The National Weather Service says eight-and-a-half inches of snow fell in Wilmington, while Newark saw a whopping foot of the fluffy white stuff. New Castle County was hit hardest, with Kent and Sussex Counties seeing significantly less.
DelDOT says nearly 200 plows and operators worked yesterday and throughout the night clearing and applying salt to roads ahead of the Monday morning rush.
Transportation spokesman Jim Westhoff says the major interstates and Route 1 are currently clear and wet, as are the major roads in New Castle County. While secondary and local roads have been plowed and treated, Westhoff says some isolated slushy areas remain, especially in subdivisions.
The city of Wilmington’s public works department treated the major roads entering and exiting the city. Bus routes and emergency roads to area hospitals were also treated with approximately 1500 gallons of brine mix, the city said. Public works says crews will continue to treat all roads, including secondary roads throughout the day.
While temperatures are expected to remain above freezing today, weather forecasters are predicting another bout of snow tomorrow, largely affecting New Castle County, with accumulations of one to three inches.