Snow day: Some schools closed or opening late; I-495 speed limit reduced

Snow covered the ground but pavement was clear along Herring Run Road at U.S. 13 at 7:20 a.m. (Photo: DelDOT traffic cam)
Snow covered the ground but pavement was clear along Herring Run Road at U.S. 13 in Seaford at 7:20 a.m. (Photo: DelDOT traffic cam)

DELAWARE (3/4/2016) An overnight snowfall is delaying or closing some schools this morning.

Closed

Laurel School District (updated from delayed opening announced earlier)

1-hour delay

Seaford School District

Latest details on school closings and delays

The Laurel area had 3 inches of snow, the heaviest in the state, according to the Delaware Environmental Observing System. Hockessin had about half an inch, and west Dover had 2.1 inches.

The speed limit on Interstate 495 was lowered to 55 mph, the Delaware Department of Transportation said.

The snow is expected to end by early afternoon, possibly mixing with rain late this morning, according to the National Weather Service.┬áThere’s a chance for rain or snow late Saturday and early Sunday, but with little snow accumulation.