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City’s Road Crews are Playing Catch-Up to an Inaccurate Forecast; City Streets are Ice Covered and Slippery; Pedestrians and Motorists are Advised to Proceed with Caution

Post Date:11/15/2018 1:30 PM

Wilmington’s Public Works Department has deployed additional staff and equipment to City Streets to make travel more bearable for motorists. The Department deployed a smaller force onto the streets earlier today in anticipation of the weather changing from rain and sleet to mostly rain. The forecast was inaccurate, causing the snow to stick to streets more quickly than expected. Additional street crews have been added to meet the higher demand for salting or sanding what have become some very slippery streets in Wilmington.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to proceed with extreme caution. City crews are salting and sanding streets, especially streets on an incline, as rapidly as possible. The forecast, if it holds as predicted, is calling for rain at approximately 3 p.m. today which should improve travel conditions.

The City will issue additional updates as conditions warrant. Please contact the Public Works Call Center at (302) 576-3878 with questions or concerns.

News and information from the Office of Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki 

John Rago
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Communications
Mobile: (302) 420-7928

Paul Ford Jr. 
Communications Specialist
Mobile: (302) 530-2171

Brooke Chase
Digital & Social Media Manager
Mobile: (302) 605-0026

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