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  • Winter weather advisories cancelled as storm moves out

  • Winter storm warnings and advisories were cancelled Friday afternoon as a lingering storm finally begins to release its hold on Delaware. Although the system didn’t dump significant snow accumulations on the state, emergency management officials said it was another bump in what seems like a long road to spring.


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  • Winter storm warnings and advisories were cancelled Friday afternoon as a lingering storm finally begins to release its hold on Delaware. Although the system didn’t dump significant snow accumulations on the state, emergency management officials said it was another bump in what seems like a long road to spring.
    Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service lifted the Winter Storm Warning for New Castle County and the Winter Weather Advisory for Kent and Sussex counties. Wind Advisories have also been cancelled for the state. While neighboring states received snow accumulations measured in feet, northern Delaware received between 3 and 4 inches and lesser amounts were recorded in Kent and Sussex. However, even with the smaller amounts of snow, the state felt the effects as high winds caused blowing snow to drift and reduce visibility and tree limbs and even power line poles were brought down earlier Friday.
    According to the National Weather Service, light snow showers may continue off and on through Saturday, but no additional accumulation is expected.
       
    Mike Williams, DelDOT spokesman, said blowing of light snow was a problem early in the day and could continue to obscure road markings. He said roads were plowed unless there was not enough standing snow to require it.
    “Drivers still need to be extra alert to where they are on the road, Williams said.  “Slushiness from day light hours will quickly become ice and it could also be hidden by a light snow covering by evening travel period.”
     
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