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DelDOT Ready For ‘Most Significant Winter Weather Event Of The Season.’

Written on: March 2nd, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

Dover – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued Winter Storm Warning in Delaware, effective 9 p.m. Sunday night through 4p.m. on Monday, for what is being characterized by NWS officials as the “most significant winter weather event of the season.” The forecast predicts snow accumulations of more than six inches, with the greatest amounts […]


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DelDOT Prepared To Work Through The Night

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

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 […]


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DelDOT Crews Remain On The Job

Written on: February 3rd, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

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 […]


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DelDOT Prepares For Possible Snow

Written on: February 2nd, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

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 […]


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What To Do If You Get Stuck

Written on: January 22nd, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

Due to ice and drifting snow, the Delaware Department of Transportation advises motorists to stay off of Delaware roads. But, 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 your hazard lights. Call […]


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DelDOT Crews Continue To Battle The Weather

Written on: January 22nd, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

Dover – Delaware Department of Transportation crews were on the job overnight and this morning, plowing and salting roads to make them safe. Their efforts are being hindered, however, by temperatures in the single digits and strong winds.   Temperature below 10 degrees make salt less effective at melting ice and snow. High winds cause […]


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What To Do If A Snow Plow Damages Your Mailbox Or Other Property

Written on: January 22nd, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

DelDOT takes every reasonable precaution to minimize or prevent any damage to public or private property during any of its operations. However, if your property was damaged, please call 1-(800) 652-5600.


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Why You Might See A Snow Plow Parked At A Local Business

Written on: January 22nd, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

As they perform their snow removal duties, DelDOT’s crews must necessarily stop for bathroom, meal and occasional rest breaks.  During snow events, DelDOT crews frequently work long shifts into the late night or early morning hours.  Driving large, heavy vehicles under adverse road conditions requires intense concentration and can be physically and mentally exhausting.  If […]


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Call EOC If You Are Snowed-In But Must Travel

Written on: January 22nd, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

  Who should you call if you are snowed-in but must travel? The answer depends upon the severity of your need to travel. Call 911 if there if there is a life-threatening situation. However, if you have a non-life-threatening emergency and you need to travel by automobile, you may request assistance by calling your county’s […]


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Why You Might See A Snow Plow Driving With Its Blade Up

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

Delaware Department of Transportation snow plows are assigned to plow specific roads, and they must travel quickly, but safely, from one assignment to another. With their plows down, trucks travel more slowly and might need to stop at each crossroad. Further, if a road has been recently salted, driving with the plow down might remove […]


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