DelDOT Prepared For Tonight's Snow

Jan 25, 2013 -- 4:16pm

DelDOT was out pre-treating the roads ahead of today's snow. With snow now starting to fall across downstate Delaware and much of the listening area, the department says their plow crews will be out on the roads as long as it takes tonight and into tomorrow morning to keep them passable and safe.

DelDOT spokesman Jim Westhoff says plow drivers have been mobilized, and most are well aware that they won't be able to have dinner at home with their families tonight. He says drivers should exercise patience around plows if they're going to be on the roads tonight. Westhoff says drivers should leave some distance between them and a plow, especially if the plow is putting down salt or sand because that affects how evenly the sand and salt can be put down.

However, because of this week's cold temperatures, most road surface temperatures are below freezing. That means snow will quickly start to stick and accumulate. One to three inches of snow is in the forecast, and that will make roads very slick for the drive home this evening. Roads are expected to remain slick through tomorrow morning.

Stay tuned to 92.7 WGMD and WGMD.com for the latest weather forecasts, road conditions, closings and delays.

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