Storm updates: Snowfall totals, DelDOT dusts off the plows; Monday Covid tests canceled

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Conditions on streets and secondary roads have deteriorated as the first wave of snow hit Delaware.

The University of Delaware’s DEOS system indicated snowfall moved south to north with between two and three inches.throughout the state. The snow later turned into a wintry mix and later stopped.

The second wave of snow is expected to begin later today.

Although snowfall totals remain uncertain, the National Weather Service estimate that northern Delaware could see eight or more inches of snow, with lesser amounts to the south.

City of Newark: Move your parked vehicles on snow route

City of Newark Public Works crews are asking all residents and businesses to move vehicles from the street, especially if they are parked along the Snow Emergency Route. Vehicles parked along the emergency routes after 9 p.m. on Jan. 31.

Information on the city’s Snow and Ice Control Plan, Snow Plow Routes, Snow Emergency Routes, the most current National Weather Service Forecasts and general winter storm information can be found at

Wilmington prepares for snow; refuse pickup delayed

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki said the city government is ready to handle the first major winter storm of the new year.

Public Works Commissioner Kelly Williams said her department’s crews applied brine to City streets and are ready to plow major arteries first, and then move on to secondary streets and roads.

Williams said the storm will cause a one-day delay in trash collections this week. Trash will be collected Tuesday East of I-95, and on Wednesday West of I-95.

Monday Curative Covid tests canceled

Due to the winter storm, all Curative Covid-19 testing sites in Delaware are canceled for Monday, Feb. 1.

Individuals with appointments will receive an email to allow rescheduling. To make an appointment later in the week:

Monday, testing sites at all State Service Centers will follow the state’s weather closure policy.

For testing alternatives, including at-home kits: