Weather update: Cape May-Lees Ferry remains docked; Carney lifts State of Emergency

A Cape May-Lewes Ferry vessel at Cape May. (Delaware River and Bay Authority photo)

Gov. John Carney ended the Level 2 Driving Restriction and the State of Emergency in Sussex County

In the meantime, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry will remained docked at least through Sunday.

The State of Emergency allowed the Delaware National Guard to continue assisting local and state workers with the response to the winter storm.

Carney asked Delaware motorists to continue exercising caution.


“Snow and ice on roadways still pose risks, so Delawareans should exercise caution while driving,” said Carney. “Thank you to everyone at the Delaware Department of Transportation, the Delaware National Guard, and all local and state authorities for their work responding to this storm. I also want to thank Delawareans across Sussex County for their patience as we worked to clear the roadways.”

Up to 10 inches of snow fell in portions of Sussex County with lesser amounts to the north.

Due to continued strong northwesterly winds and ice conditions in the bay – particularly at the mouth of the Cape May canal, Cape May – Lewes Ferry operations are canceled for Saturday. Service was suspended on Thursday and Friday.

Travelers who plan to use the Cape May-Lewes Ferry on Sunday should call the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Guest Services Center at 800 64 FERRY (800.643.3779), visit the ferry’s website at or check its Facebook or Twitter pages.

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