City of Wilmington Continues Snow and Inclement Weather Response

Posted on  02/13/2014 10:30 am

City of Wilmington Continues Snow and Inclement Weather Response

 

In the Emergency Operations Center, the Office of Emergency Management, Department of Public Works, Wilmington Fire Department, Wilmington Police Department, Department of Licenses and Inspections, Department of Parks and Recreation and Delmarva Power continue to respond to the snow conditions and execute inclement weather operations.

“In preparation for this storm, many of the City departments worked together to ensure we would be able to respond quickly and effectively,” said Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “We made the decision, late afternoon yesterday, to close the City today, in hopes to keep people safe and off the roads. We also opened our Emergency Operations Center, where departments continue to monitor storm response operations. I am pleased with how we’ve been able to get out in front of the storm to ensure the safety of our City residents, employees and citizens.” 

Public Works secured additional resources and manpower which will be dedicated to the neighborhood streets. Later this afternoon, Public Works will begin plowing and salting side streets in the neighborhoods and communities within the City.

Motorists are advised to adjust travel plans and avoid driving on the roads, as driving conditions have deteriorated and become hazardous following the snowfall. In addition, citizens are discouraged from shoveling snow into the streets. The City encourages citizens to keep the roadways clear as the various City departments continue to plow main roadways and streets in the neighborhoods. 

According to Delmarva Power,  no power outages have been reported in the City of Wilmington and New Castle County. Should residents experience service interruptions or power outages, they should call customer care at 1-800-375-7117.

All Parks and Recreation programs are suspended for today, in addition, the William Hicks Anderson Community Center is closed. 

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly anticipates two inches of rain and an additional inch of snowfall. For further details or weather updates, please refer to your local forecast. 

 

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Alexandra Coppadge
Director of Media and Community Relations
Office of Mayor Dennis P. Williams