DelDOT road status report for Tuesday evening

Dover, DE - As another winter storm approaches Delaware, crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation have spent today preparing and are making plans for their operations overnight and tomorrow morning.

On the primary roads in Sussex County today, DelDOT crews pre-treated the roads with brine, a salt and water mixture. Brine helps to delay, or minimize any accumulation of ice or snow on the roads.

DelDOT Supervisors in Sussex County will report to the DelDOT facilities at 4:00 a.m., and will monitor road conditions, and call in crews early if necessary.

In Kent County, DelDOT officials will decide on overnight staffing after seeing today’s 6:00 p.m. forecast.

In New Castle County, crews will maintain their normal schedule, unless DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center alerts them that conditions have changed.

Once again, the morning commute in areas of Delaware may be slick, due to ice and possibly snow. Motorists are encouraged to give themselves extra time for their morning commute, and drive carefully.

Copied below is the forecast that DelDOT has received from the National Weather Service at 2:30 p.m. today:

North District (New Castle County, I-95 and North):

• This Afternoon Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. North wind 11 to 13 mph.
• Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph.
• Wednesday A slight chance of snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Northeast wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
• Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. North wind 3 to 5 mph.

Canal District (New Castle County from Newark to Kent County Line):

• This Afternoon Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. North wind 11 to 13 mph.
• Tonight A chance of snow, mainly between 3am and 5am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 19. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
• Wednesday A chance of snow, mainly between 7am and noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Northeast wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
• Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. North wind 3 to 5 mph.

Central District (Kent County):

• This Afternoon Partly sunny, with a high near 31. North wind around 13 mph.
• Tonight A chance of snow after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
• Wednesday A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of snow and sleet between noon and 2pm, then a chance of rain and sleet after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Northeast wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation expected.
• Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. North wind around 7 mph.

South District (Sussex County):

• This Afternoon Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
• North wind around 15 mph.
• Tonight A chance of snow, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. North wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
• Wednesday A chance of snow before 11am, then a chance of snow and sleet between 11am and 1pm, then a chance of rain and sleet after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Northeast wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation expected.
• Wednesday Night A slight chance of sleet before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 25. North wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
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