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  • One Life Lost Is One Too Many.
    Have you ever heard someone say or thought to yourself “Why do I have to wear a seat belt?”, “What is wrong with going a little over the speed limit?”, “We didn’t have all these laws when I grew up.” Well, last weekend should serve as a reminder to everyone to slow down, buckle up, and don’t drive impaired. Sadly, Delaware lost 6 people in crashes over the last weekend leaving countless family members, friends and community members to grieve their deaths. Even one life lost is one too many. Because of this, the Office of Highway Safety is determined to help save lives by ....
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  • Delaware gets ready for today's snow storm
    Dover -- With a winter storm just hours away, DelDOT crews are mobilized and are making storm preparations. Crews in New Castle County spent Saturday pretreating roads with brine; a salt and water mixture. In Sussex County, crews began pretreating the roads today. In Kent County, forecasts call for rain before the snow, so crews have not pretreated the roads since brine would likely wash away before snow falls. In areas where snow starts falling, crews will first apply salt, then when the snow is deep enough, begin plowing. As the snow associated with this event will likely b....
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  • State of Emergency has been lifted in all 3 counties
    Governor Jack Markell has lifted the State of Emergency and Level 1 Driving Warning in Kent County as of 6pm and Sussex County as of 8pm. The State of Emergency and Level 1 Driving Warning was lifted at 2pm today in New Castle County. Tonight will bring near-record cold weather into the area, and temperatures in northern and central portions of the state could be in the single digits tonight and overnight, but slightly higher in the southern portion of Delaware Road and weather conditions vary, with ice covered by snow in many areas. Roads across the state are slippery. Delaware State....
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  • Storm Report #2 – Monday Morning March 3 (5:30am)
    (Smyrna) – A Winter Storm Warning, issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), remains in effect for New Castle and Kent Counties until 4:00pm today, March 3rd. Sussex County is also under a Winter Storm Warning until 6:00pm today. Governor Jack Markell issued a State of Emergency and a Level 1 Driving Warning, both of which went into effect at midnight. Delaware law states, a “Level 1 Driving Warning” means that any person operating a motor vehicle when a Level 1 Driving Warning has been activated shall exercise extra caution in the operation of their motor vehicle. Nonessential empl....
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  • Storm Report #1 – Sunday Evening March 2 (9:45pm)
    (Smyrna) – Delaware is preparing for another winter storm, with snow that will arrive late Sunday night in many portions of the state, and continue through Monday afternoon. Governor Jack Markell has issued a State of Emergency and a Level 1 Driving Warning, both of which go into effect at midnight Sunday night. According to state law, a “Level 1 Driving Warning” means that any person operating a motor vehicle when a Level 1 Driving Warning has been activated shall exercise extra caution in the operation of their motor vehicle. Nonessential employees, regardless of whether employed by a pub....
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  • Driving Warning Remains in Effect
    Wilmington, DE – State of Delaware offices will be closed today, as we continue to recover from the winter storm that ended this morning. The level one driving warning will remain in effect at this time. We are continually monitoring the road conditions in order to life the State of Emergency as soon as it is safe to do so. Hundreds of employees with over 300 pieces of equipment have been working steadily to clear roadways enough for safe passage. Despite pre-treating road surfaces and overnight plowing and salting, the windy conditions and low temperatures have necessitated multiple tre....
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  • DART service updates
    Due to adverse weather conditions and in order to ensure safe and adequate transportation services, DART is announcing the following service updates: Fixed Route New Castle County: Last trips out of Downtown Wilmington will leave Rodney Square at approximately 5 PM ( see below for Rt. 301). DART encourages passengers leaving town to get to Rodney Square before 5 PM. Extra buses will be in service to accommodate early dismissals between 2 and 3 PM. Route 8 – Service suspended Route 32 – Wilmington Trolley – Service suspended Route 43 - Last trip leaving Odessa Park & R....
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  • The snow has arrived
    Snow has begun to fall in New Castle County, and DelDOT trucks are on the road in what promises to be a significant snow event. More than 400 DelDOT pieces of equipment will be working during this storm, plowing snow, applying salt and providing support to emergency personnel where needed. Yesterday, nearly all of the roads in Delaware were pretreated by DelDOT with brine: a salt and water mixture. As the snow begins to fall, crews will focused on staying ahead of any snow accumulation on the major roads by plowing and applying salt. Residents are urged to avoid driving unless ne....
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  • DART Bus Service Update
    DART's statewide bus services, both fixed route and paratransit are operating with the exception of the following routes in New Castle County: Route 8 - No service at this time. Route 10 - No service to Centerville. All buses will short turn at Pennsylvania Ave and Rising Sun Lane. Route 24 - Buses will remain on Governor Printz Blvd. Delays can be expected due to road conditions. SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Line is also operating. Delays can be expected. Please check Alerts on www.DartFirstState.com for up-to-date information.
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  • DelDOT suspends lane closures for the holidays
    Dover – The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) reminds drivers to expect additional traffic on Delaware's roadways beginning on Saturday, December 21. Mall and retail center traffic will be particularly congested. Traffic accidents and other unpredictable types of transportation incidents may cause lane closures and/or delays. Planned lane closures on Delaware’s major roadways, Route 1, I-95, and U.S. Route 202 will be suspended at midnight on Tuesday, December 24 and will resume at midnight on Saturday, December 28; and midnight on Tuesday, December 31 and will resume at midnight o....
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  • Snow preparations for Saturday, Dec. 14 in Delaware
    Dover – As snow and ice is expected in New Castle county Saturday morning, DelDOT crews have been pre-treating roadways, preparing their vehicles, and making plans for the coming days. Since early this morning, crews have been pre-treating roads in New Castle county with brine, a mixture of salt and water. The interstate highways, as well as Route 1and many other major and secondary roads are being pretreated, which will continue until dark this evening. Tomorrow, all DelDOT plow operators, mechanics and supervisors in New Castle County will report at 6 a.m., and immediately begin t....
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  • Delaware roads update: Dec. 8 at 2:05 pm
    Dover - DelDOT snow crews mobilized this morning in all three Delaware counties, with plowing underway in New Castle and Kent counties. Road treatment is underway in parts of Sussex county. Snow accumulation has occurred rapidly on roads in the northern part of the state and drivers are asked to stay off the roads if possible to allow snow removal crews to do their jobs. Multiple crashes in southern Pennsylvania closed I-95 southbound and an a jack-knifed tractor trailer closed both lanes of Delaware Memorial Bridge. Temperatures should turn warmer for a few hours, but the possibili....
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  • Woodland ferry closed for maintenance
    Seaford, DE – The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) reminds motorists that the Woodland Ferry is closed for the inspection of the ferry by the U. S. Coast Guard, as well as extended maintenance service. While there has been a delay in beginning of the maintenance work, the contractor will be making these repairs to the ferry: replacement of the engine, hull repairs, work on the hydraulic system and fuel tank, painting, and any supplemental work that may need to be addressed. Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes to reach points between Laurel and Seaford, such as takin....
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  • DUI Checkpoints continue in November
    Two DUI checkpoints are scheduled to take place this weekend as follows: • Friday November 15th: Elsmere – New Castle County DUI Task Force – checkpoint • Saturday November 16th: Millsboro - DSP - checkpoint Since January 1st there have been over 3,600 individuals arrested for DUI in Delaware this year. Checkpoint Strikeforce is a regional sobriety checkpoint campaign aimed at arresting DUI offenders, by using high visibility enforcement to deter those who would otherwise choose to drink and drive. The campaign, a six month long effort running through New Year’s Eve, involves set....
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  • DTC to Conduct Rider Origin – Destination Survey
    Monday, October 14, 2013 – Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) announced today the initiation of the Rider Origin – Destination Survey. The survey will request transit trip information from DART First State customers riding routes in Northern New Castle County. The information collected will assist in transit service planning for the Wilmington, DE region. Beginning October 15, 2013, surveyors will be riding select DART bus routes through November 22, 2013, asking customers for their trip details and ideas for improving transit services. Beginning the week of October 28, the ....
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