Sussex County Delaware

Snow Closes, Delays
Schools for 2nd Day

Weather ...

County Ends Up With
1 to 4 Inches of Snow
School Closings Page

Photos: In top photo, die-hard fisherman Buddy Robinson tosses bucktails in search of some late-season Stripers. At bottom, the first snow of the season paints a pretty picture on a town street.

Schools were closed or delayed for the second straight day by the season's first snowstorm.

Fisherman, Indian River Inlet, DelawareDelmar Junior-Senior High School was closed for the second day in a row on Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, while a number of other schools were delayed by one or two hours.

Opening one hour late were Cape Henlopen, Seaford, Sussex Tech and Woodbridge schools.

Opening two hours late were Indian River and Laurel schools and the Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The first snowstorm of the year closed schools in Sussex County and postponed high school boys' basketball games scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002.

Several schools that decided to open two hours late on Thursday morning ended up cancelling classes altogether as the storm picked up steam in mid-morning.

Others, such as the Indian River School District, opened on time but wound up closing early. Milford and Woodbridge schools remained open Thursday as the storm was heaviest in the southern part of the county.

In addition, the following boys' basketball games scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 3, were postponed:

  • Indian River at Delmar, 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7
  • Sussex Central at Sussex Tech, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5
  • Caesar Rodney at Cape Henlopen, 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19
  • Milford at Laurel, TBA
  • Seaford at Lake Forest, TBA

The National Weather Service originally expected Sussex County to get about an inch of snowfall from the minor winter storm heading up the coast, but the storm ended up dumping about 1 to 4 inches throughout the county.

The conditions contributed to 65 minor traffic accidents in the county, according to Delaware State Police spokesperson Bruce Harris.

For the latest information on the season's first snowstorm, visit the NWS' Special Weather Statements page.

For alerts on school delays or closing, visit the Delaware Department of Education's School Closings Page.

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