The second annual Firefly Music Festival is underway at The Woodlands in Dover and DelDOT is monitoring the influx of concertgoers to keep things running smoothly on the Delaware roadways.

DelDot spokesman Jim Westoff says traffic is already backed up on Route 1 at the Scarborough Road exit; he is asking concertgoers coming from the north to take Exit 95, Bay Road, as an alternative route.

“This morning we are seeing backups on Route 1 and on Route 13 southbound into Dover for the festival and heavy traffic will likely continue throughout much of the day. This is not unexpected. This is a big event on a scale the size of a NASCAR race,” said Westoff.

Not only is this a major event weekend in Delaware, it’s also a workday and Westoff says drivers will also have to deal with typical Friday traffic.

Traffic is expected to be heavy from now until late this evening and Westoff says it should thin out by tomorrow since the festival is spread out over three days.

“DelDOT and event organizers are doing all they can to get concertgoers to the venue, while keeping local and through traffic moving through the area,” said Westoff. “This weekend, patience will definitely be a virtue among all road users in the Dover area.”