The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is preparing for the arrival of a statewide snow event. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Kent and Sussex Counties from 4:00 a.m. Monday to 4:00 p.m. Monday, and a Winter Weather Advisory for New Castle County from 4:00 a.m. Monday to 4:00 p.m. Monday.
The storm is forecast to bring varying amounts of accumulating snow across the state, with higher totals expected in southern Delaware. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph may limit visibility as well as cause damage to trees and power lines.
DelDOT will be bringing in staff beginning early Monday morning in advance of the storm and motorists should expect difficult travel conditions throughout the morning as roads could become snow-covered rapidly during the heaviest period of snowfall.
Motorists are advised to slow down and adjust their driving to the conditions, leaving plenty of space between other vehicles as stopping distances increase greatly on snow- and ice-covered roads, allow for extra time to reach destinations, and give snow plows plenty of room to work.
At this time, DART plans to operate fixed route and paratransit bus services on their regular weekday schedule, however, delays should be expected and customers should check www.dartfirststate.com and the DART app for real-time updates.
The DelDOT snow plow tracker will be active during the storm and is available via the DelDOT smartphone app and www.deldot.gov under the interactive maps icon. DelDOT also has more than 200 traffic cameras that are available to view road conditions around the state.