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DelDOT Preparing for Different Snow Situations

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A DelDOT plow as Kent County gets ready for the highest snow totals Tuesday. (Photo: WBOC) A DelDOT plow as Kent County gets ready for the highest snow totals Tuesday. (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del.- The Delaware Department of Transportation is preparing for different types of snow situations going into Tuesday morning as northern parts of Delmarva are expected to see the most snow. 

Jim Westhoff, a DelDOT spokesman, said the department is preparing for the storm based on the National Weather Service forecast. 

"Right now we're applying brine up in New Castle County, but in Kent and Sussex right now we are working on our equipment making sure it's good to go, ready," he said. 

Westhoff said DelDOT is not applying brine in Kent or Sussex counties, because DelDOT's forecast says the storm will start as rain so it would wash off any salt and water mixture. 

Conditions are expected to be snowy in the morning. Westhoff said DelDOT will start applying straight salt to the roads as soon as snow starts to fall. He said plowing will begin on primary roads first. Secondary roads begin to be plowed once primary roads are passable.

Since back roads are plowed last, drivers should be aware that their road may not be clear for their morning commute. 

Westhoff said those drivers should be giving themselves extra time to get to work. His suggestion is for drivers to give themselves twice as much time to get to work as usual, because bad conditions will cause problems.

"Worst case scenario is you get to work a little early," Westhoff said. 

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