Many Delaware students get snow day Monday

    Delaware Governor Jack Markell has lifted the state of emergency for New Castle and Kent Counties which went into effect Saturday afternoon due to heavy snowfall and dangerous driving conditions. Meantime several school districts have cancelled classes for Monday.

    Several Delaware school districts have cancelled classes Monday including Red Clay, Brandywine, Caesar Rodney, Appoquinimink and Smyrna.  There is a list of class/office closing information at the Delaware Department of Education website.

    State offices will open a little later Monday at 10 a.m.

    On Sunday Delaware Governor Jack Markell  lifted the state of emergency for New Castle and Kent Counties which went into effect Saturday afternoon due to heavy snowfall and dangerous driving conditions.

    Most of the main roads have been plowed and are passable, but drivers should still be very cautious since many secondary and subdivision streets are still covered with as much as a foot of snow.

    “Lifting the state of emergency does not lift the need for considerable caution if you need to leave the house,” Markell said.”

    The National Weather Service reports the following snow totals:

    New Castle County/Wilmington 17 inches

    Kent County/Millington 20 inches

    Sussex County/Frankford 4.1 inches

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