The Delaware Department of Transportation officials will continue to monitor the forecast of Tropical Storm Hermine.

The Delaware Department of Transportation officials will continue to monitor the forecast of Tropical Storm Hermine.

The storm is projected to produce heavy rain, wind gusts and tidal flooding over the next few days. DelDOT encourages the public to use caution if traveling on the roadways, to respect necessary barricades and follow detour routes if implemented during or after the storm. Never enter a roadway that is flooded.   

DelDOT’s maintenance and traffic crews are pre-checking trucks and necessary equipment and will be on call as needed throughout the event. Crews will be prepared to remove debris along the roadway, clear storm drains and grates to help reduce the potential of flooding, place portable signs and barricades if roads become flooded and activate generators if traffic signals lose power.

Because the storm is expected to initially impact Sussex County, motorists should be alert to the possibility that traffic along state Route 1 between Dewey Beach and Fenwick Island and on the Charles W. Cullen Bridge over the Indian River Inlet on state Route 1 could be restricted because of flooding and high winds.

For evacuation routes, visit bit.ly/2bR3XTF.