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Why You Might See A Snow Plow Driving Fast

Written on: January 21st, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

Snow removal operations must proceed as quickly and safely as possible in order to plow as many miles of road as possible in a limited amount of time.  The Delaware Department of Transportation is responsible for more than 12,000 lane- miles of roads, or 89 percent of the roads in Delaware. Drivers are trained to […]


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Why DelDOT Doesn’t Plow All Roads

Written on: January 21st, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

While the Delaware Department of Transportation is responsible for maintenance of 89 percent of roads in the state, DelDOT does not plow roads and streets that are maintained by towns or cities.  DelDOT also does not plow roads within privately owned subdivisions. DelDOT does plow some roads that are within city or town limits, but […]


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Forecast: Up To 14 Inches Expected

Written on: January 21st, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

According to Delaware Emergency Management Agency, a winter storm warning is in place for the entire state of Delaware, with predicted snow totals of: 10 — 14 inches in New Castle County above the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, 8 — 10 inches in New Castle County below the Canal and in Kent County, and 6 — 8 inches […]


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What Weather-Related Restrictions Could Delaware Put In Place?

Written on: January 21st, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

Technically, Delaware does not declare snow emergencies. However, the state has a three-level system of driving warnings and restrictions. The levels are found in Title 20 of the Delaware Code, Subsection 3116(b)(12) and may be put in effect by the Governor during a State of Emergency for all or parts of Delaware based on conditions. […]


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Primary, Secondary Roads Are Clear Or Wet

Written on: January 5th, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

Delaware Department of Transportation road crews have suspended road-clearing activities, but remain on-call. According to DelDOT, all of the state’s primary and secondary roads are now clear or wet. Air and road temperatures are significantly above freezing, statewide.


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Road Conditions Improving; Freezing Rain Advisory Lifted

Written on: January 5th, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

Delaware Department of Transportation crews in New Castle County continue to plow and salt roads, as needed, while rain falls throughout the county. DelDOT crews in Kent County remain on-call. However, they report that the county’s primary and secondary roads are clear or wet. DelDOT crews in Sussex County are completing work on secondary roads […]


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What To Do If Your Vehicle Gets Stuck

Written on: January 5th, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

Due to freezing rain, and surface temperatures below freezing, the Delaware Department of Transportation advises motorists to stay off of New Castle County roads. If anyone must venture out into dangerous conditions, he or she should know what to do if his or her vehicle becomes hopelessly stuck. The AAA offers this advice: Turn on […]


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Freezing Rain Falling In New Castle

Written on: January 5th, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

Freezing rain is now falling throughout New Castle County. Delaware Department of Transportation crews are responding to icy conditions, as needed, while continuing to plow roads and spread salt on roads that remain dangerous after last week’s snow storm. Surface temperatures remain below freezing throughout Delaware.


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National Weather Service Issues Freezing Rain Advisory

Written on: January 5th, 2014 in Alert MessagesNew CastleSafetyWeather Related Notices

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for New Castle County. The advisory will remain in effect from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The NWS expects ice accumulations of less than a tenth of an inch on northern Delaware roads. Untreated roads and sidewalks could become hazardous, and travel could become difficult. […]


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Recognize Danger Zones #snowDE

Written on: January 4th, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

The Delaware Department of Transportation has predicted a 30 percent to 40 percent chance of freezing rain after midnight and early Sunday morning. Also, ice and snow from the Jan. 3 storm remain on some of Delaware’s primary and secondary roads — in addition to most of its minor roads and in subdivisions. If you […]


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