Action being taken against approaching temperature drop
With temperatures expected to plummet below freezing after sunset today, DelDOT crews will be spending the afternoon applying salt to Delaware roads.
The goal is to have all of the normal salting routes treated before rush hour. In New Castle County, every primary, secondary and local road maintained by the state will be treated. In Kent and Sussex Counties, primary and secondary roads will be treated and on local roads the normal salting operations will be completed, including intersections and known trouble spots.
Crews will remain working into the evening hours until the roads dry. DelDOT crews will be inspecting road conditions into the early morning hours and treating problem areas as needed.
Motorists are asked to complete their trips, if possible, before 6 p.m. tonight as roads are expected to freeze by that point. Despite the best efforts of the DelDOT crews, there could still be icy spots on roads.
Motorists that encounter DelDOT trucks applying salt should stay at least 150 feet away from the back of the truck. Following too closely limits the distribution of salt on roads.