The Delaware State Police are sending out a warning to drivers as weather forecasts indicate a major winter storm will impact the region starting tonight into Tuesday.

The Delaware State Police are sending out a warning to drivers as weather forecasts indicate a major winter storm will impact the region starting tonight into Tuesday.
Heavy snowfall, including a wintry mix, are threats with this storm. This type of weather pattern can create treacherous conditions for motorists who are traveling along Delaware roadways.
The Delaware State Police strongly encourage motorists to postpone and avoid unnecessary travel.
Troopers statewide continue to plan and prepare for the forecasted winter storm and will be ready and available to patrol, assist disabled vehicles, and manage roadway incidents and hazards for the duration of the event.
The state police said 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 urge all motorists who must travel to use extreme caution as weather conditions may change rapidly over the course of the event.
Motorists should be prepared for snow covered and slippery roads, along with strong winds and limited visibilities which make driving conditions difficult.
Use caution while driving when approaching intersections and off ramps, especially bridges and overpasses. Remember to reduce speed and increase following distance between vehicles. Allow ample time to reach your destination, allow extra space between vehicles, and keep vehicle headlights on to increase visibility.
 This would also be a good time to check vehicles to ensure they are in good working order for the expected conditions. Fill up the fuel tank in advance. Check the windshield wipers, windshield wiper fluid, tire tread, battery life, etc.
If you should have vehicle problems, be sure to stay with your vehicle, as freezing temperatures can be life-threatening. Be sure to have an emergency kit in the vehicle consisting of a blanket, bottled water, snack, cell phone charger, and flashlight. Use caution and be safe during the storm.