DelDOT Winter Storm Update #3

Governor Carney has issued a Level 1 Driving Warning effective at 2:45 p.m. for New Castle and Kent Counties as snowfall continues. DART has also announced the suspension of all bus service at 6:00 p.m. in New Castle and Kent Counties.

A Level 1 Driving Warning means that any person operating a motor vehicle shall exercise extra caution in the operation of their motor vehicle. In addition, 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.

The State of Emergency declared by Governor Carney at 12:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018, for the entire state remains in effect until further notice. The authorization allows 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.

All DART bus service in Kent and New Castle Counties will be suspended at 6:00 p.m.on Wednesday, March 21. Riders should plan accordingly.

Paratransit customers with scheduled trips after 6:00 p.m. in Kent or New Castle Counties will be contacted to reschedule to an earlier trip. Please call 1-800-652-3278, option 1 for more information.

Additonally, SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Line is operating a Saturday schedule with enhanced service to Fairplay at Churchmans Crossing and Newark Stations. See this schedule at:

Road Conditions Update:
Currently, the only flooding-related road closure is River Road located in Oak Orchard in Sussex County.

DelDOT crews continue to salt and plow roadways in New Castle and Kent Counties where snowfall is currently heaviest.

DelDOT will continue to provide regular updates throughout the duration of the storm event. Answers to commonly asked questions regarding snow removal can be found on the DelDOT Snow FAQ.

Real-time traffic conditions are available via the free DelDOT smartphone app and at