Worried about snow? Call the inclement weather notification hotline

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Matwey
  • 166th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Worried about snow?

With more snow forecast to start this morning in New Castle, Del., and continue through daylight hours, it is a good time to remind people to use the Delaware National Guard's Inclement Weather Notification Line to obtain reporting instructions for all employees, civilian & military.

Please maintain your situational awareness by calling at least three (3) hours before your scheduled time to report for duty.

Contact numbers for DNG Inclement Weather Notification Line:

- New Castle County - (302) 326-7669 (SNOW)
- Kent County - (302) 741-7669 (SNOW)
- Sussex County - (302) 854-7669 (SNOW)

You can obtain messages 24/7, year-round, and they are typically updated as conditions change regarding snow, tropical storms and hurricanes.

The Weather Channel is reporting that Winter Storm Dion is bringing snow from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast today, Dec. 10, leading to snow-covered roads and travel slowdowns. Philadelphia, Pa. received more snow on Sunday than all of last season.

According to a morning notice from The National Weather Service, a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), "Snow will spread from the Tennessee Valley into the Mid-Atlantic and New England through Tuesday bringing another shot of winter weather on the heels of the recent winter storm. A swath of 2 to 6 inches of snow is expected from southwest Virginia to the New England coast."

The first snowfall of the season in our area brought us an early work closure mid-afternoon Sunday, Dec. 8, near the end of our monthly drill weekend. That snow significantly impacted New Castle County, Del. roadways.

Additionally, there are other resources to help people gain weather information.

For example, there are dozens of live streaming traffic cameras on the Delaware Department of Transportation (DELDOT) website, making it relatively easy to observe intersections in many Delaware towns on a 24/7 basis.