DelDOT Prepared for Snowstorm
Agency mobilizes storm crews
Dover -- The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is carefully monitoring a new snow storm, set to begin Wednesday afternoon and deliver as much as six inches of accumulation in some areas. Forecasts are calling for rain during the daytime tomorrow, possibly turning to all snow Wednesday evening.
Because of forecasted high winds, power outages may be possible from downed trees and power lines which could affect some traffic signals. Flooding is also expected along coastal areas, and DelDOT will be paying close attention to roads that have flooded in the past such as Prime Hook Road, Route One north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge and roads in the back bay areas of Sussex County.
DelDOT will gradually mobilize crews for storm duty starting early Wednesday. Since the storm will start as a wind and rain event, the ramp up in personnel and equipment will be influenced by the evolving weather situation. DelDOT cautions motorists to expect slower traffic during the Wednesday afternoon rush hour, as drivers adjust to road conditions.
Check DelDOT weather, real-time traffic advisories and road temperatures by going to the Live traffic section of the DelDOT website: www.deldot.gov