Dover – Snow and ice are expected to arrive again tonight, and DelDOT crews in New Caste and Kent Counties are prepared to work through the night to make the roads as safe as possible for the morning rush hour.
In Sussex County, crews will not report for work this evening, but supervisors will remain in close contact with DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center, and will be ready to deploy if conditions warrant it.
Crews will begin applying salt as soon as air temperatures approach the freezing point, or when snow or sleet begins to fall.
While Delaware did not receive as much snow as was forecast, with the steady precipitation and the prospect of freezing temperatures tonight will keep DelDOT crews in Kent and New Castle counties remain on the job tonight, plowing and spreading salt.
Because temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 20 degrees tonight, there is a significant risk of the rain that fell today freezing on the roads and bridges.
In New Castle County, crews are plowing and spreading salt in the secondary and minor roads at this hour.
In Kent County, trucks and crews are prepositioned throughout the county, ready to start applying salt as soon as it stops raining or the temperatures drop below freezing.
Dover — Crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation will be working well before dawn tomorrow, in response to the possible 4-6″ of snow that Delaware might receive in the morning.
While these plans may be adjusted if the forecast changes, or if we receive more or less snow than anticipated, below are the county-by-county plans for tomorrow morning:
In New Castle County, all crews will be working by 4 a.m., with some crew members reporting at 3 a.m.
In Kent County, 1/4 crews will report at 4 a.m.
In Sussex County, supervisors will report by 5:00 a.m.
All day today, and through the night, officials at DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center will be monitoring forecasts, and current conditions.
The National Weather Service National Weather Service reports that the event will likely begin as rain early Monday morning, possible sleet before transitioning to snow. Snow is expected to begin in New Castle County between 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., ending around 2:00 p.m. Accumulation forecasts predict 4 to 6 inches of snow in New Castle County, Kent County may receive 1 to 2 inches, with the possibility of 4 inches northern Kent County. Sussex County is predicted to receive less than an inch of snow. Temperature in New Castle County at about 6:00 a.m. are expected to be between 34 degrees and 32 degrees may occur around 6:00 AM.