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Looming snowstorm brings school closings, other delays and closings in Delaware

Delaware Public Media

First State students are getting an extra day of winter break.

Snow forecast overnight into Monday is prompting school districts up and down the state to close.

Kent and Sussex Counties are under Winter Storm Warnings, with the National Weather Service calling for anywhere from 4-8 inches.

New Castle County is under a Winter Weather Advisory with 2-3 inches of snow forecasted by the National Weather Service.

In Sussex County, Cape Henlopen, Delmar, Indian River, Laurel, Seaford, Sussex Tech and Woodbridge School Districts are closed Monday.

In central Delaware, Caesar Rodney, Capital, Lake Forest, Milford, Polytech and Smyrna School Districts are closed Monday.

In New Castle County, Appoquinimink, Brandywine, Christina, Colonial and Red Clay School Districts are closed Monday.

All Delaware Tech campuses will be closed on Monday. Online student services will proceed as scheduled.

State of Delaware offices will be closed Monday after initially opening late at 10a.m. Essential employees designated for severe weather are to report as scheduled.

State of Delaware Judicial Branch offices will be closed in all three counties. Justice of the Peace Courts 11 (New Castle County), 7 (Kent County), and 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

City of Dover offices will be closed Monday, with trash and recycling pick-up canceled.

Sussex County offices will be closed, after initially operating on a 2 hour delay.

And City of Newark offices will open 2 hours late at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Updated: January 3, 2022 at 9:30 AM EST
This story was updated to reflect the change in status for State of Delaware and Sussex County offices.
Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.