New Castle County to see 2-4 inches of snow overnight, closures, and more

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Weather forecasters are calling for 2 to 4 inches in the northern parts of Delaware which may cause slippery road conditions and impact the morning commute.

NEW CASTLE (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Sussex County just dug themselves out of the first snow storm of the New Year, and the threat is back on as another snow storm moves into the Delaware region tonight. However according data at the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey, Sussex County might be spared.

Weather forecasters are calling for 2 to 4 inches in the northern parts of Delaware which may cause slippery road conditions and impact the morning commute. Portions of central, northern and northwest New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland and central and northern Delaware.

Precipitation is moving into the region now. It should be primarily snow, except for portions of Sussex County, (portions of the county closer to the coast), where a wintry mix and even periods of rain are expected., Said Sarah Johnson at the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ. “For Kent and New Castle Counties though, it should be all snow.”

Johnson added, “The majority of the snow/precipitation is expected to fall before 7 AM, making it likely that many roads, especially secondary roads will be snow covered by the start of the morning commute. Snow amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected for much of Delaware, with eastern and southern Sussex County seeing amounts between a trace to 3 inches.”

There’s a winter weather advisory in effect from 10 P.m. tonight until 10 a.m. Friday morning.

Snowfall rates may briefly approach 1 inch per hour rates late tonight. The heaviest snow will down west to east around sunrise Friday so you should slow down and use caution while driving.

Significant impacts to the Friday morning commute are expected across portions of the region. Travel is discouraged tonight and tomorrow morning, but if you must travel, here’s a tip on driving with plow trucks.

Ahead of tonight’s storm, some school, business, and government closures are coming in. Here’s a look at what to expect for tomorrow.

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Appox School District: FRIDAY, JANUARY 7: Schools and offices will operate remotely. Grades 6-12 will have virtual, synchronous learning. Preschool families will be contacted by their schools with learning expectations.

Caesar Rodney School District: School ClosureIn anticipation of measurable snowfall tomorrow morning, Friday, January 7, 2022, the Caesar Rodney School District will have a remote instructional day for all students. This will NOT be a “snow day” like earlier this week.

Students will follow their regular school day schedule – and YES there will be time built in to enjoy the outdoors or snow activities.

Information on “Inclement Weather Remote Instruction” procedures for all grades (K-12) have been shared with students today. These documents, along with technical support steps, can be found on the district website, individual school websites, or via this direct link:

For those students or parents that need a refresher on how to use or login to their Chromebook a link to directions and a video review can also be found here:

IMPORTANT: It is the intention of the CR District to return to in-person instruction on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Brandywine School District: Due to inclement weather all Brandywine Schools will be closed Friday, January 7th. All after-school activities and sports are cancelled.

Sussex County government: Sussex County government offices will operate on a delay today, opening at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, due to winter weather.

State of Delaware: State of Delaware offices will open at 10 a.m. Non-essential employees do not report until 10 a.m. Essential employees designated for severe weather are to report as scheduled.

Due to forecast, DART is delaying bus service start up times in New Castle and Kent Counties for Friday, January 7; Sussex County will operate as scheduled.

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