Updated: Winter storm slow to move north


The first winter storm of the season stayed to the south, as of Saturday morning. 

A winter storm warning was issued for a large part of the state south of the C & D Canal. A winter storm advisory was issued for northern Delaware.

Image from Delaware DEOS.

As of Saturday morning, snow was confined to Sussex County, with accumulations of five inches in a few areas. 

The National Weather Sevice said the delay in the snow moving north could result in somewhat lower accumulations in the Interstate 95 corridor, but noted that conditions seemed to be changing as of Saturday morning. 

Forecasters were still calling for three to five inches of snow in northern Delaware, with the storm moving out Saturday.  night. Temperatures will remain around the freezing mark. 

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT)  In advance of the snowfall predicted tonight and tomorrow, DelDOT crews are pre-treating major roadways with brine in all three counties.

Wilmington-based AAA Mid-Atlantic stated that  Winter Storm Benji, set to affect the Delaware Valley on early Saturday, is set to deliver a 2,000-mile long path of snow from Texas to New England.

AAA also noted that the area will see cold temperatures after the storm.

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