Storm Hits Delmarva

Mar 14, 2017

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There is a high wind warning in effort for Sussex County until 4 p.m. this afternoon.

For Dorchester, Wicomico and Somerset Counties, a wind advisory is in effect until 1 p.m.

Also be mindful of a coastal flood warning until 3 p.m. for Kent and Sussex Counties.

There a winter weather advisory for Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot and Caroline Counties until 4 p.m.

In northern Delaware forecasters say that over 2 inches of snow has already fallen overnight and is expected throughout the day.

They expect up to 12 inches in New Castle diminishing further south.

12,000 are without power in New Castle County due the storm.

Sussex County was expected to get mostly rain, with coastal flooding and wind gusts up to 50 mph possible.

Governor John Carney has issued a Level 1 Driving warning to discourage motorists from getting on the road.

Newark declared a snow emergency effective early Tuesday, ordering residents and businesses on snow emergency routes to remove all vehicles from the street before 1:30 a.m. to avoid being towed. The city also announced a two-hour delayed opening for city offices.

Many schools in New Castle county have been closed along with libraries.

(Associated Press, WBOC and Wilmington New Journal)