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  • National Weather Service predicts up to 8 inches of snow possible in Kent County

  • A State of Emergency and a level one driving restriction remain in effect as snow continues to fall across Delaware.
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  • A State of Emergency and a level one driving restriction remain in effect as snow continues to fall across Delaware.
    Kent County is expected to receive between six and eight inches of snow and the National Weather Service’s winter storm warning remains in effect until 4 p.m. today. Gov. Jack Markell is urging caution.
    “We continue to urge people to be cautions on the roads and to not get on them if you don’t have to,” Markell said. "I have no expectation to up the driving restriction because what that would mean telling people 'we are going to arrest you if you don’t stay off the roads' That is something reserved for extreme cases."
    Roads could not be properly pre-treated on Sunday due to the rain. That rain later turned into a layer of ice under the snow, making roadways very slick. Turn lanes and off ramps are particularly bad, Markell said.
    “Since the wee hours DelDOT crews have been out salting and plowing. They are now out and will be through duration and beyond. So far they’ve had to focus on primary roads. It’s not until they finish those that they can get to secondary and minor roads," Markell said.
    Temperatures are expected to drop down into the single digits tonight
    Prior to today’s storm the state had spent $13 million on snow removal, much more than what had been budgeted, Markell said.
    “Obviously we want spring to come as quickly as possible so people can go back about their normal lives, as far as school days and the like,” Markell said.
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