Forecasters warn Delaware will have icy roads on Monday

DOVER – The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisory for 4 p.m. until midnight Monday, warning that commuters may encounter icy roads in the afternoon.

The forecasters said a wintry mix of precipitation is expected Monday afternoon and evening in Kent and Sussex counties.

There will be periods of light freezing rain, sleet, snow and rain. “A few hundredths of an inch of ice will likely accumulate on untreated roads and walkways,” the National Weather Service said in the advisory. “Also, there may be a very light accumulation of sleet and snow in spots.”

Forecasters said any standing water will refreeze on Monday night and early Tuesday morning as temperatures remain or fall back below freezing.

Monday’s high is expected to be near 34 degrees, forecasters said. Sunday was Kent County’s 12th consecutive days without reaching a high above freezing temperatures.

Sussex County continues to dig out from the Wednesday-Thursday snow event that dumped several inches on the area and made several roads impassable.

Cape Henlopen, Seaford, Indian River, Laurel and Sussex Technical school districts have announced that schools will be closed on Monday.

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