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    Delaware is working to ready the state for tonight's upcoming storm. Denise Nakano has the story. (Published Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014)

    County officials throughout the Delaware Valley are preparing for more snow as the latest winter storm approaches our area.

    NBC10 checked in with Emergency Management Offices throughout the tri-state region as well as each state's Department of Transportation to find out what they're doing to combat the storm before it arrives.

    Offiicals with PennDOT, NJDOT and DelDOT say the salt residue that remains on many roads should be enough to keep ice from forming, while crews will pre-treat other streets with brine. Despite salt piles running low, officials with all three departments say they are stocked with enough salt to prepare their state roads.

    Authorities ask that everyone use their best judgment when traveling Monday and, if possible, drivers should stay off the roads to give road crews a chance to make the roads passable.

    Preparing for the Latest Storm

    [PHI] Preparing for the Latest Storm
    Officials with area Emergency Management Offices and the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware Departments of Transportation ready the roads for the next snowstorm. (Published Saturday, Mar 1, 2014)

    Pennsylvania

    Berks: County officials will be using salt judiciously as they wait for a shipment, which will arrive Tuesday. The shipment of 1,000 tons of salt will be shared with the county's 12 municipalities, which are responsible for treating their own roads. Officials are hoping the storm brings more snow than ice so there is less chance power will be affected.

    Lehigh: County officials are monitoring the storm and plan to activate the Emergency Operation Center at 6 a.m. Monday. If snowfall predictions change, adjustments will be made. Lehigh County has enough salt for all of its municipalities. Concerns over downed wires, trees and power outages will depend on how heavy the snow is.

    Montgomery: County officials say they have 600 tons of salot on hand, enough for all of its municipalities. County crews are working with PennDOT to coordinate plowing snow-covered roads. The Emergency Operations Center is ready if the storm warrants its activation.

    Philadelphia - SEPTA will begin their winter-weather related bus detours at 4 a.m. on Monday. Check the SEPTA website for more info. The Norristown High Speed Line trains will operate every 15 minutes with two-car trains Monday morning. There will not be any express, Hughes Park or Bryn Mawr service. Customer service reps will be available at 215-580-7800 and also on twitter @septa_social on Monday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    Authorities in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Northampton counties have yet to comment on their storm preparations.

    New Jersey

    Atlantic: Crews are brining roadways ahead of the storm and county officials are speaking with towns to ready them for possible power outages and flooding. While flooding is a possibility, it is an insignificant concern as of Saturday evening. Officials are more worried about the amount of snow expected to fall - predicted totals for South Jersey range from 6 to 10 inches.

    Camden: Beginning Sunday, crews will pretreat roads with brine and calcium chloride liquid. Officials say they have enough salt and calcium for the storm. The "all hands on deck" operation will include 70 pieces of equipment and 80 personnel. Officials ask residents to notify utility companies as soon as power is lost and to check on neighbors.

    Cumberland: Officials began monitoring the storm Friday and convened by phone Saturday to discuss plans. County authorities say salt shipments have been arriving over the last few days and they have enough stocked for the storm.

    Officials in Burlington, Cape May, Gloucester, Mercer, Ocean and Salem counties have yet to comment on their storm preparations.

    Delaware

    Authorities with DelDOT say they are preparing for the possibility of ice, as well as heavy snow. Emergency Operation Centers will be prepared to respond to any issues that may arise.

    Officials in Kent, New Castle and Sussex counties have yet to comment on their storm preparations.