Delaware and Maryland weather cancellations, warnings

Schools announce delays, closures and more

Howling winds are the harbingers of a powerful storm making its way across Delaware tonight, beginning at the coast along Rehoboth Beach. This view, from the end of Rehoboth Ave across the Boardwalk offers a taste of what residents are in for overnight.
Video by Brian Gilliland


This story has been updated.

DOVER — As a powerful storm approaches Delaware and is expected to bring high winds and rain to the region, Indian River and Cape Henlopen schools have canceled events Tuesday night and delayed school Wednesday.

“Due to inclement weather, all after-school and evening activities, including high school parent conferences, are cancelled on Tuesday Jan. 9. In addition, schools will open two hours late on Wednesday, Jan. 10,” a statement on the Indian River School District's homepage reads.

No morning preschool activities are being offered during the storm.

Meanwhile, the Cape Henlopen district alerted parents via a phone call that it would delay school Wednesday by two hours  and called off planned activities Tuesday. Sussex Academy made similar announcements.

In addition, the Capital and Lake Forest school districts have called off after-school activities, and the Smyrna district said it will close for all business Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Polytech High School announced, "Due to forecasted inclement weather throughout Kent County (Tuesday) afternoon and evening, all afterschool tutoring, athletic events, extra-curricular activities, and activity bus runs are cancelled.
"Polytech Adult Education classes will occur as scheduled, and students and staff should plan to report on time, proceeding with caution."
The Milford School District also stated that, "due to the anticipated weather conditions, all district-wide after school activities, including sports practices, are postponed (Tuesday). Rescheduled events will be communicated at a later time.
"As this storm continues to evolve, we will continue to monitor and keep you updated. Your safety is important to us, so please remain safe and vigilant."
Finally, the Appoquinimink School District announced that all after-school and evening activities are canceled for Tuesday.

A school board meeting was still scheduled for 7 p.m., the district said. It will be held virtually at The public can attend in person, as well, at the Marion E. Proffitt Training Center in Middletown.

This cancellation includes all activities scheduled by the school district for any community organizations, the district noted.

The Appoquinimink School District's Facebook page added, “(We are) monitoring the storm very closely and will keep the community updated as soon as possible should the storm impact school operations for Wednesday.”

New Castle County officials sent a warning to residents to not drive after dark due to flood risk, and added that Delaware City "may be inaccessible" at times due to the storm. 

In Wicomico County, public schools will dismiss 2 hours early  and all after-school and evening activities are cancelled for Tuesday.

Wicomico County Public Schools will have a 90-minute delay on Wednesday to allow time to evaluate road conditions. Updates will be provided tomorrow morning if needed.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Kent County for the remainder of the week, a wind advisory beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday for Kent and New Castle counties, and flood advisories for Kent and Sussex counties.

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