Road crews in Delaware prep for winter weather

The Delaware Department of Transportation is preparing for the winter weather expected to blanket the state throughout the afternoon and evening.

 

Road crews are servicing their trucks and tracking the radar, according to Geoff Sundstrom, director of public relations for DelDot.

All three counties can expect to see several inches of rain. Snow is expected for the southern half of the state.

“Later this afternoon, as the forecast clarifies, we will be deciding exactly what resources we’ll need to put on the road in terms of equipment and crews,” explained Sundstrom.

He added that they can’t begin to salt the roads until the heavy rain has passed because it washes away.

“We will be looking for the surface temperatures to be much closer to freezing before we put salt trucks on the road,” he said.

If salt is needed, crews will start with the main roadways and bridges.

Motorists are urged to stay off the roads this evening.

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