DelDOT is advising snow, sleet and freezing rain could complicate the ride home Monday afternoon.
The Delaware Department of Transportation spokesman Jim Westhoff is advising motorists that the evening commute could be difficult as snow, sleet, and freezing rain coat Delaware roads.
Drivers should take their time and use extra caution, Westhoff said.
As of 1 p.m. in Sussex County, where the National Weather Service predicts up to five inches of snow and sleet, primary roads are wet, and secondary and minor roads are wet or covered with as much as three inches of snow. DelDOT crews there are plowing and treating primary and secondary roads and bridges.
In Kent County, where the NWS predicts up to three inches of snow and sleet, primary and second roads are wet or covered with as much as a half an inch of snow. Minor roads are covered with as much as two inches of snow.
DelDOT crews there are plowing and treating all roadways as needed, Westhoff said.
In New Castle County, where NWS predicts up to three inches of snow and sleet, Westhoff said that depending on conditions, primary, secondary, and minor roads are wet or dry. DelDOT crews are monitoring conditions and treating roads as needed.
Although snow is falling throughout the state, sleet and then freezing rain are expected to follow, with the transition taking place after 2 p.m. in the south and after 4 p.m. in the north of the state. Rain will begin and is expected to fall during the evening, and temperatures are expected to warm as the night progresses.