Delaware hunkers down as winter storm delivers direct hit

GEORGETOWN (AP) — State offices were closed throughout Delaware as snowfall accumulated quickly from a coastal winter storm.

The Delaware Department of Transportation reported that accumulations exceeded six inches (15 cm) by early Thursday morning in parts of Sussex County, Delaware’s southernmost county. State offices were closed Thursday in all three Delaware counties, including the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles locations.

DART bus service was suspended in Sussex County.

The Delaware River and Bay Authority suspended operations for its ferry connecting Lewes, Delaware, to Cape May, New Jersey. The authority citing significant ice accumulation in canals along the Delaware Bay, as well as forecasts for heavy winds.

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