- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware highway officials say the upcoming winter storm poses unique challenges and are urging drivers to stay off the roads.

Forecasts call for the storm to dump 6 to 8 inches of snow on much of the state on Thursday.

According to the Delaware Department of Transportation, one problem is that it’s supposed to rain before it snows. That means crews can’t pre-treat roads with salt. Instead, they’ll be in position and ready to dump salt as soon as temperatures dip below freezing. Crews will be in place throughout the state by early Thursday morning.

Another problem is that extreme cold is expected to follow the storm, which will make the salt less effective.

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