Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Dover-Weather forecasts currently indicate a winter storm that will impact the region beginning Tuesday, March 20th, with a light wintery mix expected today. Heavy snow and significant impacts are expected throughout the day tomorrow. This type of weather pattern can create treacherous conditions for motorists who are traveling along Delaware roadways.
This is forecasted to be a heavy, wet snow which will be difficult to shovel and will stick to trees and power lines. It is likely that the snow fall and combination of strong winds could lead to power outages and tree damage. Coastal flooding is also a concern, with minor flooding expected tonight and minor to moderate flooding throughout the day on Wednesday.
Delaware State Police statewide continue to plan and prepare for the forecasted winter storm, as they will be ready and available to patrol, assist disabled vehicles, and manage roadway incidents and hazards for the duration of the event. Most calls for service received by Troopers during winter storms are for vehicle crashes, disabled vehicles, and abandoned vehicles which cause a major problem for DelDOT snow removal equipment and for Troopers responding to emergency situations. Troopers strongly encourage motorists to avoid unnecessary travel.
Troopers urge all motorists who must travel to use extreme caution as road and weather conditions may change rapidly over the course of the event:
This would be an excellent time to check your vehicle ensuring it is in good working order for the expected conditions:
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 032018 1124