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Snow storm belts Sussex County

via DelDOT traffic camera

Sussex County is digging out after the first significant snow of the winter falls there.

Most areas of Sussex wound up with over 4 inches.  Selbyville reported 10 inches and Laurel was blanketed by 8 inches. Gov. Jack Markell declared limited state of emergency with a Level 1 driving warning for the county at 8 a.m., but lifted it at 6 p.m. 

"While the road and weather conditions have improved enough to lift the State of Emergency, I continue to urge people to avoid driving when possible in Sussex and Kent Counties to allow DelDOT to continue to plow efficiently," said Markell in a statement. "We expect plowing to continue all day tomorrow and possibly into Monday to ensure the best conditions for the morning commute. If you must be on the roads, please continue to drive cautiously and keep your distance from the plows."

DelDOT says it's the tentative plan is for crews to remain working through Sunday, and some possibly into Monday.  Just before 7 p.m., DelDOT reported that in Sussex County all primary and secondary roads are snow covered and crews continue to work on primary roads and bridges. In Kent County, all primary and secondary roads are snow covered and crews are working on primary and secondary road and bridges. In New Castle County, all primary roads are wet with little or snow on them.  Crews are still working on primary and secondary roads,

In Kent County, snowfall totals ranged between 3.5 and 5 inches.  In New Castle County, most areas around Wilmington and Newark had around two inches, while some spots in the southern portion of the county had as much as 5 inches.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for nearly three decades.
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