Level 1 driving warning for Kent, New Castle counties

WILMINGTON — With snowfall intensifying, Gov. John Carney has issued a Level 1 Driving Warning for Kent and New Castle counties.

A Level 1 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,” Gov. Carney said. “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.”

Gov. Carney put a state of emergency into effect at midnight Wednesday statewide, allowing 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..

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