The latest road update from the Delaware Department of Transportation. Please SHARE: All of DelDOT's available snow-fighting forces have been out treating and plowing roads today and will continue to do so into the evening and beyond, if necessary. In all, nearly 200 plows and operators have been working throughout Delaware.
Although motorists understandably want all roads to be clear and passable as quickly as possible, it becomes very difficult to maintain a semblance of normal road conditions whenever the state is hit with rapid accumulations of snow; especially when the snow is heavier than forecasted.
Nevertheless, in New Castle County, every available plow and crew is on the road, either plowing snow or applying salt. This is 134 trucks. In Kent County, 53 trucks are on the road, and in Sussex County, 23 trucks are on the road.
These crews will be working through the night. Once the snow is removed, the focus will shift to treating the roads with salt, to minimize the possibility of icy conditions for tomorrow morning's commute.
Drivers are asked to stay off the roads if possible, and if they must drive to be extremely cautious, as ice can quickly form, particularly on bridges, overpasses, off ramps, and heavily wooded areas.