GEORGETOWN, Del. - In Delaware, road crews are getting ready just in case they're needed to treat the roads.
Forecasters are calling for, what could be, the first snowfall of the year. Delaware Department of Transportation workers in Georgetown say they're ready.
"We've got all our people prepared for it. We've got all our equipment prepared for it. We've got the salt, so we're prepared to deal with whatever comes up. I've been doing this for 25 years plus. What falls, falls and what doesn't, doesn't," said Jeff Reed, District Engineer for DelDOT in Sussex County.
What's expected to fall is snow. Forecasters say anywhere from one to three inches could fall. Reed says crews are triple checking all equipment before it heads out on the roads.
Part of being prepared for the storm is making sure all of the equipment works properly. Workers are checking everything from plows to tire pressure. Workers also check fuel, hydraulics, mechanical items and lots more.
Reed says crews are expected to be called in later Thursday night to begin treating the roads.
"It's hard to put down any preparatory material to where it will help throughout the storm. In this case anything we put down is just going to wash off, so it's just a waste of material," said Reed.
While snow plow trucks are on the roads Thursday night, Reed says there is one thing every driver should know.
"Should the temperature drop for some reason quickly, we don't have the equipment or material to hit every road at the second that it changes. The public needs to be aware of that and drive for conditions that they're in," said Reed.
Conditions could make for a messy commute Friday morning.
DelDOT workers say more than 400 vehicles are available during snow storms. DelDOT also has 65,000 tons of salt stockpiled in 20 locations throughout
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