Wilmington is increasing its snow plowing, salt and sanding efforts Saturday afternoon in response to the increasing intensity of today’s snowfall.
What was predicted earlier to be a dusting to two inches of snow could end up being closer to three to four inches, and the snow may not let up until near 7 p.m. tonight according to the latest forecasts.
As a result, the City’s Public Works Department will use a combination of plowing, salting and sanding streets, secondary and main arteries, through this evening.
On the Southern Delaware Coast at Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach, over 10 inches has blanketed the ground with gusty winds causing drifting and near white out conditions as a Level 1 State of Emergency has been put into effect to help crews clear the roads.
Adding to travel concerns are the predictions of sub-freezing temperatures tonight and tomorrow. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when traveling because roads are very slick with snow and ice.