The city of Delaware is currently experiencing a winter storm, and Public Works and Public Utilities are taking measures to minimize disruptions.
As temperatures dropped overnight, the city saw a “flash freeze” on wet surfaces, followed by snow. In preparation, salt trucks have been salting roadways, starting with Priority 1 and 2 streets on Thursday night. Residents are advised to give the salt trucks space and to park their vehicles off the road if possible.
It’s also recommended to stay off the roads as conditions worsen, as salt may not be as effective at melting ice when temperatures drop to single digits. If you do need to drive, be patient and remember that the salt will start melting the ice again as temperatures rise.
Trash Collection Cancelled
Due to the ongoing winter storm and single-digit temperatures, Friday curbside refuse collections have been suspended. Instead, collections will be made next week on the “next day” schedule, Tuesday through Saturday.
Additionally, for December 27-31, extra non-tagged bags of holiday refuse placed outside of the tipcarts will be collected curbside, as well as flattened cardboard boxes and packaging.
If you have any questions about refuse collection, you can contact the Public Works and Public Utilities department via email at [email protected], phone at 740-203-1810, or through the Del-AWARE service app.