Nor’easter to worsen this morning in Delaware

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DOVER (DE): Several weather sources tell us that the Nor’easter we were expecting will worsen in Delaware. Originally forecasters predicted 1-3 inches of snow today but mother nature took a turn on us and we’ll be get much nastier weather than anticipated.

In New Castle County, there is a chance of rain, snow, and sleet becoming snow after 9 a.m. today with an accumulation of 3 to 7 inches probable.

In Kent County, rain before 9 a.m. There will be rain, snow, and/or sleet between 9 a.m. until noon. There is a chance of new snow or sleet in the afternoon of less than a half inch possible.

Little or no snow is anticipated in Sussex County.

The Department of Transportation’s (DelDOT) crews will be plowing and salting roadways as needed in New Castle and Kent Counties.

As the weather worsens, the speed limit on I-495 has been reduced to 55 MPH.

Motorists should exercise extreme caution while traveling today and anticipate intermittent icy areas, particularly on less traveled roadways. With the lower temperatures, drivers should use caution on bridges, ramps, and overpasses as they freeze more quickly.

DelDOT officials ask motorists to drive slowly and be patient when driving near a DelDOT snowplow.

Motorists may contact the Transportation Management Center (TMC) 24/7 to report any travel or traffic related issues at the following numbers: Dial #77 from any cell phone in Delaware; (302) 659-4600; or 1-800-324-8379.

The DelDOT App is available for Apple & Android smart phones and tablets, and can be downloaded free, search for “DelDOT” at the Apple and Google Play stores. With the DelDOT App you can view real time traffic cameras, travel times, delays, advisories, DART’s Real-Time Transit Information, and also listen to WTMC 1380 AM.

For any weather-related DART transit service disruptions, please visit https://www.dartfirststate.com/

The Snow Removal Reimbursement Program was enacted to financially assist neighborhoods for major snow events. This program excludes private roads (roadways not maintained by state maintenance). For further information of the Snow Removal Reimbursement Program, please visit https://www.deldot.gov/Programs/snow/index.shtml or contact Melissa Pryor at (302) 760-2085

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