Delaware weather update 4pm

    Delaware deals with bad road conditions even for snow plows. More lose power.

    The state of Delaware continues its state of emergency.  The emergency management management operation center is open.  Residents can call into 1-800-464-4357.  DelDot snow removal operations have been suspended in Kent, Sussex and New Castle counties because of visibility problems on the road.  Most calls into the operations center are to help motorists stranded by the snow.  Some have been about property damage.   Schools around the state have been closed and most likely will remain closed through the President’s day holiday. 

    The Governor’s office is asking businesses to assess their needs so that they can keep travel on area roads to a minium.  DART bus schedules are affected by the storm.  The SEPTA R-2 train service has been suspended.  Delmarva Power reports 16,000 customers without power because of the storm in New Castle County.   Statewide that number climbs to 28,192.  Some of those people have been without power since Saturday’s storm.  In some cases repair crews have been ordered off the road because of driving visibilities. 

    The National Weather Service says we should expect these condidtions to continue through midnight.  Snow will taper off and it will be sunny with a high of 34.

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