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DelDOT Snow Plows Work Hard During Storm

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SEAFORD, Del. - The Delaware Department of Transportation sends out hundreds of orange snow plows during a storm. To prepare for the downfall expected Tuesday night, the plows lay salt on the roads. Making the streets safe for drivers is their main goal.

Gary Lisko has been driving a snow plow for DelDOT for 13 years.

"Everybody says they hate it, but I don't, I like it," he said. "You're by yourself, you're almost your own boss, so you know what needs to be done."

And what needs to be done is prepare the roads. Early Tuesday afternoon, Lisko released salt onto the road before the snowfall. Once it hit two inches, he headed out again to use the actual plow and get the snow off the streets.

"We'll wait for the salt to start activating, if we start getting too much snow, what we'll start doing is just pushing the [snow] off," he explained. "Once the snow starts dissipating then we'll start pushing it all off and then we'll reapply salt or salt and sand."

According to DelDOT spokesman Jim Westhoff, the roads need to be salted before the snow accumulates too much. If the snow gets densely packed without salt, the plows would be unable or severely challenged to do their job.

So keep an eye out for the orange plows if you have to drive during this snowstorm.

 

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