In anticipation of potential weekend snowfall, the Delaware Department of Transportation has begun brining primary roadways throughout the state. The salt concoction helps melt an initial coating of snow and can stop accumulation of ice and snow on road surface, officials say.
Brine also serves as a bond breaker which helps for clearing the road.
DelDOT is monitoring this weekend’s weather forecast for predicted snow across the state and advises motorists to stay tuned to weather sources and to plan their trips accordingly. The DelDOT Transportation Management Center and WTMC-1380 AM provide motorists real-time traffic conditions throughout Delaware. Motorists can contact the TMC to report any travel or traffic related issues by dialing #77 from any cell phone in Delaware; (302) 659-4600; or 1-800-324-8379.
Officials also warn motorists to be alert for snow plows on the roads and maintain a distance of several car lengths from snow plows as they work to plow and treat roads. Once snow plows are active, the DelDOT snow plow tracker will be available on the free DelDOT app and www.deldot.gov.
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation reminds residents and visitors that sledding, snowboarding, and other recreational activities are not allowed on Delaware’s dunes. Dunes contain fragile wildlife habitat and also provide protection for the beaches and the communities that border them.
Besides asking the public to help protect the dunes, the Division of Parks & Recreation also advises that, except for marked crossings, the dunes in Cape Henlopen and Delaware Seashore state parks are closed year-round to pedestrian traffic and recreational activities.
DART and Paratransit customers are urged to stay tuned to weather reports and be prepared for service interruptions should weather conditions worsen. In the event of any service interruption, DART will issue Rider Alerts to riders who subscribe to the service. For further information, visit https://www.dartfirststate.com/
For answers to frequently asked questions about DelDOT’s snow removal efforts visit the DelDOT Snow FAQ page.
For updated weather forecast for Delaware’s Cape Region, go to capegazette.com/weather.