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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Del. Governor Scales Back Driving Restrictions

WILMINGTON, Del.- Following an examination of road conditions by state highway crews and discussions with emergency management officials, Gov. Jack A. Markell has scaled back the state's driving restrictions throughout the state of Delaware.
Effective as of 8:30 a.m., Markell lifted the Level 2 Driving Restriction and instituted a Level 1 Driving Warning throughout the state. Highway crews, troopers and other emergency officials began inspections of road conditions in early morning hours and will continue those efforts throughout the day. Because of heavy flooding and other damage, the previously-designated Evacuation Areas are still in effect and should not be entered at this time.
A complete list of the Evacuation Areas statewide can be found on the DEMA home page. The DEMA home page also includes maps of the Evacuation Areas for New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County.
Although motorists are permitted to return to the roads, drivers are advised that many highways and streets remain closed as a result of storm-related damage. The high tide cycle that will move up the ocean coast and then the Delaware Bay and River between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. today may cause additional flooding and closures.

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