Governor Carney Terminates State of Emergency and Level 1 Driving Warning Effective at Midnight
Drivers should continue to exercise caution on Delaware roadways
Governor John Carney has terminated the statewide State of Emergency, and the Level 1 Driving Warning in effect for Kent and New Castle counties, effective at midnight.
Governor Carney issued the State of Emergency at midnight on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, authorizing the Delaware National Guard to assist state and local authorities with winter storm recovery and response efforts.
The Level 1 Driving Warning has been effect since 2:45 p.m. in Kent and New Castle counties.
“Drivers should continue to exercise caution as DelDOT continues to clear roadways,” said Governor Carney. “Thank you to our DelDOT crews, the Delaware National Guard, and all state and local officials for their response efforts throughout this storm.”
State of Delaware offices in Kent and New Castle counties will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
Original Post – Governor Carney Announces Level 1 Driving Warning for Kent and New Castle Counties
Driving warning begins at 2:45 p.m.; motorists to exercise extra caution
With snowfall intensifying, Governor John Carney has issued a Level 1 Driving Warning for Kent County and New Castle County beginning at 2:45 p.m.. The Level 1 Driving Warning will remain in effect until further notice.
A Level 1 Driving Warning means:
· Any person operating a motor vehicle shall exercise extra caution in the operation of their motor vehicle.
· 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.
“With snowfall continuing to accumulate across Kent and New Castle counties, everyone who can stay off the roads, should stay off the roads,” said Governor Carney. “DelDOT crews are working hard to keep our roadways clear. Thank you to everyone from DelDOT, the Delaware National Guard, and all state and local officials for their work responding to this storm.”
Effective at midnight on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Governor Carney issued a State of Emergency statewide authorizing the Delaware National Guard to assist state and local officials with any necessary response and recovery efforts. The authorization allowed 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. The State of Emergency will remain in effect until further notice.
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