Schools announce closings as nor’easter looms

National Weather Service snowfall predictions as of 5 p.m. Monday.

DELAWARE (3/13/2017) School districts began announcing closings for Tuesday in advance of a major snowstorm expected to hit Delaware overnight.

Brandywine, Christina, Colonial, Red Clay and New Castle County Vocational-Technical were among the early announcements made this evening. Latest updates on school closings

Weather forecasters are warning the nor’easter may bring impassable roads, whiteout conditions, beach erosion and power outages.

Strong winds are expected, with gusts to 60 mph along the coast.

Moderate coastal flooding is predicted at high tide Tuesday morning on the Atlantic coast and lower Delaware Bay, with minor flooding along the upper Delaware Bay.

Mixed precipitation, including prolonged sleet, may reduce snowfall totals predicted earlier, the National Weather Service said.

The service predicted at 5 p.m. that northern Delaware will most likely get 9 inches of snow, with about 3 inches in central Delaware and less than an inch in southern Delaware. But the service said the state may get as little as none statewide or as much as 24 inches in extreme northern Delaware.