Delaware Public Media

Winter storm hits New Castle County hard

Mar 7, 2018

Northern Delaware is cleaning up after taking the brunt of a second nor’easter in less than a week.

The snowfall has ended but many roads remain messy, though they are improving.

The improvement is enough for Gov. Carney to lift the Level 1 driving warning for the county issued earlier Wednesday afternoon.


That warning discouraged drivers from operating a motor vehicle unless there is a significant safety, health, or business reason to do so.



Most areas in New Castle saw between 4-and-8 inches from the storm, though the Greenville area is reporting nearly 10.5 inches.

The winter storm shutdown New Castle County public schools and prompted government offices in Wilmington and Newark to close around lunchtime, along with state offices in New Castle County.

Dover and areas in Kent County did see a burst of snow in the early afternoon, but snow totals there remain between 1 and 3 inches.

DelDOT says it has been plowing and salting primary and secondary roads in New Castle and Kent Counties, but may need to return to primary roads to cope with freezing of roadways overnight.

Sussex County only saw rain during the storm, but that has caused some flooding, including enough to close the right lane of southbound Route 1 near Dewey Beach