Storm moves across the state

Kent County state offices close at noon
March 21, 2018

UPDATE 12:00 p.m. March 21: A mixture of snow and sleet is now falling across the region. Motorists can expect deteriorating road conditions throughout the day and into the evening, with a chance of heavy mixed precipitation, wind gusts and reduced visibility. The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning until 5 a.m. Thursday and a winter storm warning until 2 a.m. Thursday. 

Snow has begun falling over Delaware and DelDOT cautions motorists that road conditions will worsen as the full impact of the storm moves across the state today.

As of 10 a.m., no driving restrictions have been implemented, though motorists should use caution as slippery conditions are possible.

Gov. John Carney has announced that state of Delaware offices in Kent County are closing Wednesday, March 21, from noon until 11:59 p.m. Nonessential employees who live or work in Kent County are to leave for the day at noon. Essential employees are to remain at work and report as scheduled.

Carney also declared a State of Emergency effective at midnight, Wednesday, March 21, for the entire state. The authorization allows the National Guard to mobilize resources to assist with response related to heavy snow in New Castle County, and potential coastal flooding in Kent and Sussex counties. The State of Emergency also directs state agencies to assist in response and recovery efforts in coordination with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency.

DelDOT will continue to provide regular updates throughout the duration of the storm event. Answers to commonly asked questions regarding snow removal can be found on the DelDOT Snow FAQ.

Real-time traffic conditions are available via the free DelDOT smartphone app and at