Due to the winter storm, Gov. Jack Markell has issued a Limited State of Emergency and "Level 1 Driving Warning" for Kent and New Castle counties, effective at 5:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 13.
State offices in Kent and New Castle Counties are closed.
State offices in Sussex County will open two hours late.
According to state law, a "Level 1 Driving Warning" means that any person operating a motor vehicle when a Level 1 Driving Warning has been activated shall exercise extra caution in the operation of their motor vehicle. Nonessential employees, regardless of whether employed by a public or private entity, are encouraged not to operate a motor vehicle on the state's roadways when a Level 1 Driving Warning has been activated, unless there is a significant safety, health or business reason to do so.
"We strongly encourage drivers who do not need to travel to delay or refrain from being on the road," said Markell in a press release. "Conditions throughout Kent and New Castle County have deteriorated, and it is safer not to drive if you don't have to. Hundreds of DelDOT crews are continuing to work on clearing roads and we will continue to evaluate conditions."
DART has made service changes because of the weather, in its updated schedule.