Snow ends, icy roads remain a danger

By Amy Cherry/Jim Hilgen 6:52pm, January 25, 2013 - Updated 6:53pm, January 25, 2013
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The white stuff has stopped falling in New Castle County but the lingering cold could make for slippery roads throughout the night.

But DelDOT was up and at 'em quite early gearing up for the snow this afternoon into this evening.

Spokesman Jim Westhoff says the roads are in good shape.

"Right now, it's OK. The salt and the brine are doing fine, adhering to the roads, and fortunately we don't have rain washing off the salt before the event comes. But there's still going to be some slick spots as you're driving home tonight," says Westhoff.

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AccuWeather meteorologist Danielle Knittle tells WDEL Delaware is getting off easy compared to some other parts of the country.

"Although it is definitely going to be leading to tricky travel this evening, we are looking at more of an ice event as you work your way...I'd say across Tennessee, and the Western Carolinas, and the mountains of Virginia, we're actually seeing sleet and rain so in terms of precipitation type definitely kind of dodged a little bit of a bullet here," says Knittle.

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The forecast called for 1-3 inches, evenly spread throughout the state.

The snow tapered off early with most of the damage done by 7 pm Friday.

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