Snow hammers portion of central, southern Delaware

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Milford Neck Road and Route 13 south of Dover. DelDOT traffic cam capture
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A winter storm dropped as much as 9.7 inches of snow in central and southern Delaware on Monday.

The DEOS notification system reported the nearly 10-inch snowfall at Woodside in southern Kent County.

Roads became snow-covered and icy. The area getting the most snow includes Washington, DC, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Lesser amounts of snow were reported to the north and south of Dover.

The National Weather Service had earlier forecast that the heaviest snow would be in a narrow band in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

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Snow was reported around the state, with temperatures around freezing, and began sticking to roads and streets in northern Delaware by mid-morning. Temperatures in the 60s on Sunday kept roads relatively warm.

See DEOS snowfall totals below.

12Talley40.4
12Claymont40.0
12Greenville40.0
11Prices Corner40.0
11White Clay Creek40.4
11Hockessin40.0
10Newark40.4
10Glasgow42.1
10New Castle41.3
9Blackbird45.8
9Port Penn44.7
8West Dover47.3
8Smyrna48.1
7Woodside99.7
7Dover47.7
6Frederica47.7
6Harrington48.6
5Dagsboro42.7
5Bethany Beach40.0
4Stockley44.3
4Nassau41.9
3Ellendale48.9
3Lewes42.7
2Seaford46.8
2Bridgeville45.4
1Laurel41.7

DART plans to operate fixed-route and paratransit bus services on their regular weekday schedule. Delays should be expected. DART closed its administrative offices.

The DelDOT snowplow tracker remained active during the storm and is available via the DelDOT smartphone app and www.deldot.gov under the interactive maps icon. Also, DelDOT also has more than 200 traffic cameras that are available to view road conditions around the state.

Scattered cancellations were reported for Monday, with poultry processors Mountaire and Allen Harim canceling Monday shifts. at Sussex County plants. State offices opened n at 10 a.m.

The storm coming out of the South could be a relative rarity since snowfall amounts tend to be higher in northern Delaware, which could see a coating to a couple of inches of snow. The morning commute may be affected.

Delawareans woke up to temperatures in the 50s on Sunday morning after seeing rain and fog on New Year’s Day. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 30s overnight.

Winter storms have snarled travel in the Midwest and resulted in the cancelation of thousands of flights.

The situation has also been affected by a surge in Covid-19 cases, with flight crews calling out sick.

Curative, the Delaware vendor handling much of the state’s Covid-19, closed its centers today.

The Blood Bank of Delmarva closed its operations early today.

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