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Governor’s Statement on Weather Conditions

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2015



State of Delaware Offices Closed Today
(Wilmington) –  State of Delaware offices are closed today (Thursday, March 5, 2015) during regular business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Non-essential employees have been asked not to report to work for this period. Essential employees have been asked to report as scheduled. DART is operating on a regular schedule at the present time, but that may change as conditions warrant and more information will be provided to reflect any modifications. The Governor’s Office released this statement from Governor Markell on weather conditions:
“The National Weather Service is predicting snowfall of 4 to 8 inches across the state today, with up to 8 inches for New Castle County and most of Kent County.  It is now snowing in northern New Castle County, and decreasing temperatures and increasing precipitation should bring snowfall totals of up to 1” per hour through the middle part of the day.
“Given the timing and predicted snow totals, the DelDOT crews will be out statewide today.  Roads may be clear through the morning rush hour, but the expected snow mid-day will force DelDOT crews to focus their efforts on keeping the primary roads clear. As a result, secondary and tertiary roads are likely to be snow-covered for a longer period of time. The afternoon commute may be particularly difficult, depending on snow totals, and employers are encouraged to take into account conditions later in the day.  We suggest drivers who do not need to travel refrain from going on the roads today, particularly during the heaviest snowfall, to give DelDOT plows time and ability to work.”
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Governor’s Statement on Weather Conditions

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2015



State of Delaware Offices Closed Today
(Wilmington) –  State of Delaware offices are closed today (Thursday, March 5, 2015) during regular business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Non-essential employees have been asked not to report to work for this period. Essential employees have been asked to report as scheduled. DART is operating on a regular schedule at the present time, but that may change as conditions warrant and more information will be provided to reflect any modifications. The Governor’s Office released this statement from Governor Markell on weather conditions:
“The National Weather Service is predicting snowfall of 4 to 8 inches across the state today, with up to 8 inches for New Castle County and most of Kent County.  It is now snowing in northern New Castle County, and decreasing temperatures and increasing precipitation should bring snowfall totals of up to 1” per hour through the middle part of the day.
“Given the timing and predicted snow totals, the DelDOT crews will be out statewide today.  Roads may be clear through the morning rush hour, but the expected snow mid-day will force DelDOT crews to focus their efforts on keeping the primary roads clear. As a result, secondary and tertiary roads are likely to be snow-covered for a longer period of time. The afternoon commute may be particularly difficult, depending on snow totals, and employers are encouraged to take into account conditions later in the day.  We suggest drivers who do not need to travel refrain from going on the roads today, particularly during the heaviest snowfall, to give DelDOT plows time and ability to work.”
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