As the winter storm settles over the First State, Delaware’s roads are rapidly becoming covered in snow and ice.
Due to the efforts of more than 400 hundred DelDOT employees, who have been working since midnight, primary roads, such as I-95, and Route 1 remain passable, although they are quickly covered in a thin layer of snow and ice as soon as plows pass by.
If the snow stops this afternoon, DelDOT crews could begin plowing the secondary roads later tonight, but for now, the focus remains on salting and plowing the primary roads.
Residents are urged to stay off the roads for the remainder of the day, if possible. Not only will less traffic be safer for motorists, but it also allows for DelDOT to more efficiently and safely clear the roads.
Direct links to weather stations and traffic cameras:
View real-time weather conditions from 18 weather stations. These automated stations measure everything from air temperature, to wind chill, to surface and subsurface temperatures at www.deldot.gov/traffic/map.ejs?tab=Weather.
DelDOT has 18 sensors that automatically measure snow. The snowfall totals are updated hourly during snow events. Here is a link to the page, listing all of the sensors: www.deldot.gov/public.ejs?command=PublicSnowfallAccumulation