Rush hour snow snarls traffic

DelDOT traffic cam at Route 7 and Valley Road in the Hockessin area.

Light snow  jammed rush hour traffic Friday night. 

As predicted, conditions were difficult as commuters tough conditions on their way home. Drivers complained of  one and even two-hour commutes within northern Delaware. 

Unlike many storms in Delaware,  the snow immediately stuck to roads, since the temperature was below freezing and ground temperatures had been reduced by earlier snow. 

The DEOS snow monitoring system showed little or no snow from Dover south, with about two inches in Hockessin and Greenville. 

Schools in New Castle County were ordering early dismissals in response to the forecast. 


 Sussex County was spared this time around.  Areas of the county saw more than five inches of snow in the previous storm. 

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) crews pre-treated primary roads, bridges, overpasses, and ramps with brine in Sussex County.

In Kent and New Castle Counties, residual salt from operations earlier in the week is a sufficient pre-treatment ahead of this storm, the department stated earlier.