Delaware to lift state of emergency at midnight

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A state of emergency remains in effect in Delaware. (WPVI)

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has issued an order to lift a state of emergency at midnight imposed as a winter storm brought blizzard conditions to the mid-Atlantic region.

A driving ban was lifted at 10 a.m. Sunday, leaving the state of emergency in effect for the remainder of the day. Markell urged residents to stay off the road unless they have a compelling reason to drive, so that snow plows could continue working without interference.

"That means you should stay off the roads unless there is a significant safety, health, or business reason to do so," Markell said.

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Delaware Governor Jack Markell says the state of emergency due to the blizzard will remain into effect until further notice.

With the passage of the storm, hazardous weather warnings have been lifted, but a coastal flood advisory was in effect for New Castle County until 1 p.m. Sunday, with minor flooding possible at high tide.

Meanwhile, Markell planned to take an aerial view by helicopter Sunday afternoon of southern Delaware areas that were affected by coastal flooding during the storm.
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