DelDOT prepares for Friday snowfall
Work crews applying salt to roadways
Dover -- In preparation for the snow that is likely to fall tomorrow afternoon in Delaware, crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) spent Thursday applying salt to melt the snow left over from the snow that fell Wednesday night, and also salting the roads in advance of the snow that is expected Friday afternoon.
"All of our crews will report for work tomorrow morning at 7 a.m., spend the day pre-treating the roads, and they won't go home until the job is done," said DelDOT spokesman Jim Westhoff. "Our goal is to apply enough salt that is prevents snow from accumulating on roads, particularly major roads like I-95 and Route 1."
In addition, in Sussex County tonight, crews will work throughout the night, salting roads, and monitoring road conditions.
The DelDOT Transportation Management Center, based in Smyrna, is manned 24 hours a day with staff who monitor weather stations, road temperatures, and traffic cameras. These personnel can quickly mobilize plow operators and other personnel if conditions change.