Things you should know about the snow in Delaware

The forecast of “plowable” snow in Delaware has several state agencies coming out with reminders on things you should know about snow removal in the first state.

DelDot has created a list of frequently asked questions about snow removal.  If you click the highlighted DelDot you will find questions ranging from “will DelDot plow my subdivision”  to “what will DelDot do about drifting snow”.

The legislature last year gave the Governor the power to phase in levels of a driving ban.  Watch newsworks.org/delaware for updates from the Govenor’s office.

 AAA put out its own advisory as well:

AAA’s Top Five Tips Following a Snow/Ice Storm

 

1.                  Remove ice or snow.  Take time to remove the snow from the entire car so it doesn’t blow onto your windshield or the windshields of other drivers. Clear windows, mirrors and lights.
2.                  Defrost your locks.  Use a lighter to quickly heat the metal tip of your electronic car key so that it can slip into the lock or se a lock de-icer.  Push car door inward slightly to break the ice around it.  Avoid frozen locks by spray the rubber gasket with dry silicone to prevent ice from adhering to the lock.
3.                  Watch the ice.  If you hit an icy patch on the road, steer in the direction you want to go. If the drive wheels start to spin or slide while going up a hill, ease off the accelerator slightly and then gently resume speed. Don’t use cruise control in precipitation and freezing temperatures.   
4.                  Check visibility.  Make sure windshield wipers and defrosters are in good working order. 
5.                  Watch others.   Now is not the time to be distracted by electronic devices or anything else. Watch other vehicles.  Actions by other drivers will alert you to problems and give you extra seconds to react.

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