DelDOT readies for snow

DOVER — With the snow accumulation forecast for much of Delaware, officials with the Delaware Department of Transportation have made plans for crews to work through the night, either applying salt or plowing snow.

With the goal of making the roads as safe as possible in time for the morning commute, officials said DelDOT crews will initially apply salt, when the snow begins to fall, and if there is enough snow, crews will switch to plowing operations.

Crews spent Wednesday and Thursday pre-treating all of the state’s primary and secondary roads with brine, a salt and water mixture.

In Kent County, crews will report at 8 p.m. In Sussex, half the crews will start at 9 p.m. and the remainder will be on duty by midnight. In New Castle, some employees are already working and the rest will report at 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of snow, mainly between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. with a total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible for the Dover area and less in Sussex County.

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