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State, county in Kent, Sussex closed

Mar 17, 2014
Photo by: Ron MacArthur DelDOT trucks are once again out trying to keep Sussex County roads clear of snow and ice.

State of Delaware offices in Kent and Sussex counties are closed during regular business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Non-essential employees who live or work in Kent or Sussex are not to report to work for this period. Essential employees are to report as scheduled. Sussex administrative offices are also closed.

State of Delaware offices in New Castle County will open at 10 a.m. Non-essential employees who live or work in New Castle County do not report until 10 a.m. Essential employees are to report as scheduled.

The governor's office released this statement from Gov. Jack Markell on weather conditions:

"Heavy snow continues to fall throughout the state and is expected to reduce to flurries later this morning. Significant snowfall totals are expected in Kent and Sussex counties ranging from five to nine inches. DelDOT crews are actively working to clear primary roads and will continue to do so. We strongly encourage drivers who do not need to travel to delay or refrain from going on the roads to give DelDOT plows time and ability to work."

Expected snowfall totals are not as significant in New Castle County, but those traveling in the northern part of the state are urged to use caution and allow extra time to reach their destination today.

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