National Guard authorization begins at midnight, March 21

Because of the winter storm, Delaware Gov. John Carney on Tuesday issued a state of emergency statewide authorizing the Delaware National Guard to assist state and local officials with any necessary response and recovery, effective midnight on Wednesday, March 21.

The authorization will allow 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.

State of Delaware offices in New Castle County are closed Wednesday, March 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Non-essential employees who live or work in New Castle County are not to report to work for this period. Essential employees are to report as scheduled.

Throughout the storm, motorists may monitor real-time conditions, snow plow activity, and traffic cameras by using DelDOT’s Smartphone application.

The DelDOT App is available for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, and can be downloaded free, search for “DelDOT” at the Apple and Google Play stores.

Motorists can also listen to WTMC 1380 AM for updates on road conditions.