Governor Carney announces level 1 driving warning for Sussex County

EDITOR’S NOTE: Government offices in Sussex County, Harrington and Milford are closed today.

DELAWARE – Governor John Carney on Thursday morning issued a Level 1 Driving Warning for Sussex County. The Driving Warning is in effect immediately Thursday, January 4, 2018.

A Level One Driving Warning means that any person operating a motor vehicle on Delaware roadways must exercise extra caution. Driving is not banned, but motorists are encouraged not to operate a motor vehicle unless there is a significant safety, health or business reason to do so.

Updated information from the National Weather Service indicates the following for Delaware:

New Castle County

  • A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Expect heavy snow and blowing snow, with snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches.
  • Strong winds may cause power outages.

Kent County

  • A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Expect heavy snow and blowing snow, with snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches. Tree branches could fall due to the weight of the snow.
  • Strong winds may cause power outages.
  • A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until 2:00 p.m.

Sussex County

  • A Blizzard Warning remains in effect until Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Expect heavy snow and blowing snow, with snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches. Tree branches could fall due to the weight of the snow.
  • Strong winds may cause power outages.
  • A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until 2:00 p.m.

To be connected to Code Purple resources, call Delaware 2-1-1 or click the Code Purple button at www.delaware211.org. Or call the Delaware Housing Alliance’s Centralized Intake Line at 302-654-0126, ext. 112. If you see someone outside who appears to be homeless, encourage them to seek emergency shelter or call a non-emergency police number to alert the police to the situation.

The Delaware Division of Public Health reminds residents to protect themselves and animals during winter storms.

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