DelDOT Ready to Tackle Winter Weather
Dover -- The Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) maintenance crews are prepared to keep Delaware's roadways free of ice and snow this season.
With precipitation expected to taper off later today, and temperatures expected to fall below freezing, DelDOT's Transportation Management Center staff are monitoring changing weather conditions as maintenance crews across the State standby - ready to treat area roadways.
In New Castle County, North and Canal District Offices will have skeleton crews monitor roadways for snow or ice. Employees will be mobilized quickly in the event that winter weather occurs and treat the roads as needed. Later this evening, Kent (Central District) and Sussex counties (South District) supervisors will monitor roads and bring in crews, if needed for possible salting.
If you must drive, please keep in mind that sleet or freezing rain can make driving and walking extremely hazardous. Bridges, overpasses, ramps, and shaded areas accumulate ice first, approach them with extreme caution and reduce speeds.
All roadways are divided into categories with primary roads (I-95, U.S. Route 202, Route 1, Route 13, and Route 113) and transit routes receiving first and continuous attention. Only after the primary roads are open and passable, do crews move to the secondary roads.
Drivers can keep up with the latest travel conditions, and adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT's Smartphone application. The DelDOT App is available for Android and iPhone users and can be downloaded free at the Google Play and Apple stores.
For additional information, visit DelDOT and click on Live Traffic for real-time travel advisories and to view traffic cameras.
Follow us on social media on DelDOT's Facebook page or DelDOT's Twitter feeds. You can also listen to WTMC 1380 AM for the latest on road conditions.