Snow, Sleet and Rain Hit Delmarva (Update)

Mar 14, 2017

Credit National Weather Channel

As the rain and snow descend on Delmarva some 30-thousand residents are now without power in New Castle County.

Some of those outages are not expected to be restored until this afternoon.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the storm may be less than predicted.

Forecasters are now saying there could be from 1 to 3 inches instead of predicted 8 to 12 inches.

Roads were reported to be pretty clear with the sleet and rain washing away the snow.

Still rain and sleet have caused some downed trees that have slammed into houses while a number of traffic signals have been reported being out.

Many schools cancelled classes in New Castle County along and there have been closures of libraries reactional center and museums.

As for southern Delaware they’re experiencing some light snow along with coastal flooding and high winds.

Credit Maryland State Highway Administration

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials are urging motorists to stay home while crews clear a mix of snow, sleet and rain from roads across the state.

State Highway Administration spokeswoman Shantee Felix said Tuesday morning that crews are plowing in the western part of the state where there's more snow and salting than elsewhere. She says they asked people to stay home until 10 a.m. or noon.

Maryland State Police tweet that troopers responded to 101 crashes around the state and assisted 60 disabled vehicles by Tuesday morning. Police say no fatalities or serious crashes were reported.

Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in Maryland on Monday. The National Weather Service is predicting 4 to 6 inches of snow in Baltimore and 12 to 18 inches in Hagerstown.