Winter and Wind Advisory, Motorists Urged Caution (Update)

Feb 9, 2017

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The snow should be tapering off this afternoon in Delaware with snow accumulation expected to be around 3 inches in New Castle County and 2 inches in Kent County.

Snow fall around Hockessin and Greenville has so far reached the 2 inch mark, the highest in the state so far.

Snow also fell even in Dover and Lewes with little accumulation.

Many schools in northern Delaware were also closed today.

There’s also a wind advisory in effect for Kent, Sussex, Queen Annes, Talbot and Caroline counties until 6 p.m. with speeds of up to 35 mph.

Transportation officials in Delaware are warning motorists to leave extra time for travel because roads could be slick with snow or ice.

The Department of Transportation said in a statement Thursday that pretreating roads wouldn't be effective since the storm began with rain that's forecast to turn to snow.

Crews are staged along major routes, ready to begin applying salt when snow begins falling, but officials say people should watch for slick areas on roads.

Officials urge motorists to give plows space and to not pass them while they apply salt or plow.