Driving restriction, State of Emergency lifted in Sussex

SUSSEX COUNTY – Delaware Governor John Carney on Friday terminated the Level 2 Driving Restriction and the State of Emergency  in Sussex County.

However, a wind chill advisory remains in effect across Delaware until 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7.

Delaware continues to experience the coldest temperatures of the winter, and many Code Purple shelters in the state will be open during the weekend.

Since most Code Purple sites use volunteers to manage operations, the activation and implementation vary by county and site. To be connected to Code Purple resources, call Delaware 2-1-1 or click the Code Purple button at www.delaware211.org

As he lifted all driving restrictions, Gov. Carney urged Delaware motorists to continue exercising caution.

“Snow and ice on roadways still pose risks, so Delawareans should exercise caution while driving,” said Gov. Carney. “Thank you to everyone at the Delaware Department of Transportation, the Delaware National Guard, and all local and state authorities for their work responding to this storm. I also want to thank Delawareans across Sussex County for their patience as we worked to clear the roadways.”

DelDOT advises all motorists that there will still be snow covered secondary roads with significant drifting and subdivisions will likely not see plows until Saturday.

Road conditions update

As of noon, Friday, DelDOT reported icy conditions will remain throughout the weekend due the extreme cold, and motorists should also be alert for drifting snow on roadways statewide.

In Sussex County, DelDOT has brought additional plows from northern Delaware, and contractual plow operators are also assisting in the snow clearing effort.

DelDOT will continue to provide regular updates throughout the duration of the storm event. For more information visit: www.deldot.gov.

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