DelDOT prepares for Saturday snow

With snow and ice expected in New Castle County Saturday morning, Delaware’s Dept. of Transportation is doing what it can to stay ahead of the storm.

Since early this morning, DelDOT spokesman Jim Westhoff says crews have pre-treated highways, Route 1 and some secondary roads with a brine mixture. Salting, Westhoff says, will continue into tonight.

Tomorrow, DelDOT says more than 200 plow operators, mechanics and supervisors in New Castle County will report at 6 a.m., and immediately begin treating the roads as necessary.

In Kent County, half of its crew members will report at 6 a.m., while a handful of crews and supervisors will be on hand monitoring the roads in Sussex County.

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In Wilmington, the National Weather Service is predicting snow to begin falling before 1 p.m. with an accumulation of two to four inches before changing over to rain. Saturday’s forecasted high temperature is only expected to reach 34 degrees.

Last weekend, some parts of Delaware were walloped with snow; a foot of snow was dumped on Newark, while Wilmington saw eight-and-a-half inches of the white stuff. 

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