UPDATED: Gov Carney Terminates State of Emergency & Level 1 Driving Warning Effective at Midnight

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Governor Carney Terminates State of Emergency and Level 1 Driving Warning Effective at Midnight

Drivers should continue to exercise caution on Delaware roadways

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney has terminated the statewide State of Emergency, and the Level 1 Driving Warning in effect for Kent and New Castle counties, effective at midnight.

Governor Carney issued the State of Emergency at midnight on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, authorizing the Delaware National Guard to assist state and local authorities with winter storm recovery and response efforts.

The Level 1 Driving Warning has been effect since 2:45 p.m. in Kent and New Castle counties.

“Drivers should continue to exercise caution as DelDOT continues to clear roadways,” said Governor Carney. “Thank you to our DelDOT crews, the Delaware National Guard, and all state and local officials for their response efforts throughout this storm.”

State of Delaware offices in Kent and New Castle counties will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Motorists may monitor real-time conditions, snow plow activity, and traffic cameras by using DelDOT’s Smartphone application. The DelDOT App is available for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, and can be downloaded free. Motorists can also listen to WTMC 1380 AM for updates on road conditions.

Visit de.gov/weather for weather-related information, including school closing notifications and real-time traffic reports.

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Governor Carney Announces Level 1 Driving Warning for Kent and New Castle Counties

Driving warning begins at 2:45 p.m.; motorists to exercise extra caution

WILMINGTON, Del. – With snowfall intensifying, Governor John Carney has issued a Level 1 Driving Warning for Kent County and New Castle County beginning at 2:45 p.m.. The Level 1 Driving Warning will remain in effect until further notice.

A Level 1 Driving Warning means:

·       Any person operating a motor vehicle shall exercise extra caution in the operation of their motor vehicle.

·       Motorists are encouraged not to operate a motor vehicle on the State’s roadways unless there is a significant safety, health, or business reason to do so.

“With snowfall continuing to accumulate across Kent and New Castle counties, everyone who can stay off the roads, should stay off the roads,” said Governor Carney. “DelDOT crews are working hard to keep our roadways clear. Thank you to everyone from DelDOT, the Delaware National Guard, and all state and local officials for their work responding to this storm.”

Effective at midnight on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Governor Carney issued a State of Emergency statewide authorizing the Delaware National Guard to assist state and local officials with any necessary response and recovery efforts. The authorization allowed the National Guard to mobilize resources to assist with response related to heavy snow in New Castle County, and potential coastal flooding in Kent and Sussex counties.

The State of Emergency also directs state agencies to assist in response and recovery efforts in coordination with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency. The State of Emergency will remain in effect until further notice.

State of Delaware offices in Kent and New Castle counties remain closed through 11:59 p.m. For details and updates on state office closings, click here.

Motorists may monitor real-time conditions, snow plow activity, and traffic cameras by using DelDOT’s Smartphone application. The DelDOT App is available for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, and can be downloaded free. Search for “DelDOT” in the Apple and Google Play stores. Motorists can also listen to WTMC 1380 AM for updates on road conditions.

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Governor Carney Authorizes National Guard to Assist with Winter Storm
State of Emergency issued; National Guard authorization begins at midnight

With an impending winter storm expected to impact Delaware, Governor John Carney on Tuesday issued a State of Emergency statewide authorizing the Delaware National Guard to assist state and local officials with any necessary response and recovery for this winter storm effective midnight on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

The authorization will allow the National Guard to mobilize resources to assist with response related to heavy snow in New Castle County, and potential coastal flooding in Kent and Sussex counties. The State of Emergency also directs state agencies to assist in response and recovery efforts in coordination with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency. The State of Emergency will remain in effect until further notice.

State of Delaware offices in New Castle County will be closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Non-essential employees who live or work in New Castle County are not to report to work for this period. Essential employees are to report as scheduled.

Throughout the storm, motorists may monitor real-time conditions, snow plow activity, and traffic cameras by using DelDOT’s Smartphone application. The DelDOT App is available for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, and can be downloaded free. Search for “DelDOT” at the Apple and Google Play stores. Motorists can also listen to WTMC 1380 AM for updates on road conditions.