The Delaware Department of Transportation’s maintenance crews in Kent and Sussex counties maintenance districts are brining the primary roads Jan. 3 and will continue to monitor weather conditions statewide as the winter storm approaches.
New Castle County primary roads have already been pre-treated.
A winter storm advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. Jan. 3 until 5 p.m. Jan. 4 for central and northern Delaware with a winter storm warning for southern Delaware in effect for Jan. 4. At this time, motorists may anticipate snow accumulations of 2 to 8 inches with the higher amounts in southern Delaware. With the forecasted gusty winds, DelDOT anticipated drifting snow, which will impact visibility and road conditions and slow snow removal operations. Motorists should use caution when driving on bridges, ramps and overpasses that may have ice and slippery conditions.
After the primary roads are passable, DelDOT's crews will move to the secondary roads. DelDOT's crews may also return to the primary roads even after operations have started on secondary roads due to the changing of weather conditions.
During snow storms, DelDOT's snow plow tracker will be activated and the public can use the DelDOT app or visit deldot.gov to track the real-time position of DelDOT's snowplows and see live conditions via the more than 100 traffic cameras positioned across the state.
Motorists should not pass a snowplow. Motorists should maintain a safe speed and control of vehicles.