Wind Advisory in Effect, Storm Less Than Expected

Mar 15, 2017


There’s a high wind advisory for Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Accomack Counties until 6 p.m. tonight.

For Kent, Sussex, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties the advisory extends until 8 p.m.


This week’s snow storm wasn’t as bad as it could have been.

But the combination of wind and ice caused 33-thousand New Castle County homes to lose power.

Authorities say residents should expect to see some continuing power outages along with icy roads.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that some neighboring states were hit with two feet of snow.

But because of the shift to rain and sleet most of the snow was washed away.

The paper reports that in Greenville there were only two to four inches of snow.

The high winds of 40 to 50 mph caused trees and power lines to collapse.

Governor John Carney imposed a state of emergency with a Level 1 warning in New Castle County during the storm.

It was lifted by noon yesterday.

Along the coast there were huge wave but caused little damage.