Driving warnings, state of emergency to end at midnight

DOVER — Effective at midnight, the statewide state of emergency, which began last night, and the Level 1 Driving Warning that went into effect this afternoon for Kent and New Castle counties will be lifted, according to Gov. John Carney.

“Drivers should continue to exercise caution as DelDOT continues to clear roadways,” he said in a statement late Wednesday. “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. Capital, Caesar Rodney,  Indian River, Lake Forest, Laurel, Smyrna and Polytech school districts announced Wednesday night that they would be closed on Thursday because of the conditions brought by this week’s nor’easter. “Due to the large amounts of wet heavy snow, clearing secondary roads, sidewalks and entrances will be time consuming. Therefore, all schools and offices in the Capital School District will remain CLOSED on Thursday, March 22nd,” a statement from the district read.

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.

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