Wilmington Storm Update: Public Works Crews Are Clearing All Major and Secondary Roads
Mayor Mike Purzycki and Department of Public Works Commissioner Kelly Williams said this afternoon that the Public Works Department currently has 21 City vehicles and another six from contracted companies plowing all major and secondary streets throughout Wilmington.
The goal is to clear streets as quickly as possible in preparation for the Thursday morning rush-hour. The Public Works Department will keep crews working on 12-hour shifts through tomorrow to get all streets, bridges and overpasses plowed and salted.
“Because the storm started as rain, we could not place brine on the streets because it would have washed away,” explained Williams. “The lack of pre-treatment of streets makes clean-up more complicated, especially with heavy snow.” Once accumulation reached four inches this afternoon, Public Works asked the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) to come into the City to plow all bus stops and assist with state-maintained streets that have not already been plowed by Public Works crews.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the Wilmington area. Citizens should contact the City’s Public Works Call Center at 302-576-3878 with any questions or concerns regarding today’s storm.
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