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State of Emergency Lifted in Delaware

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WBOC NewsWatcher Leslie Zinszer Calvert posted this photo of Johnson Road in Milford, Del., on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. WBOC NewsWatcher Leslie Zinszer Calvert posted this photo of Johnson Road in Milford, Del., on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
WBOC NewsWatcher Nancy Ramirez took this photo of Route 404 in Sussex County, Del., early Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, 2014. WBOC NewsWatcher Nancy Ramirez took this photo of Route 404 in Sussex County, Del., early Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, 2014.

DOVER, Del. (WBOC/AP)- Delaware's governor has lifted a limited state of emergency he declared as the state began to recover from a winter storm that brought snow, icy temperatures and high winds to the East Coast.
 
Gov. Jack Markell lifted the state of emergency effective 10 a.m. Wednesday but said motorists should still exercise caution.

"If you have to go out on the roads today, please drive slowly and carefully," Markell said. "Hundreds of DelDOT employees have worked through the night and morning to improve road conditions, but snowy and icy spots still exist and drivers should exercise caution."

Department of Transportation road crews continue to plow and salt roads, but officials note that low temperatures limit the effectiveness of salt, and temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for several days.
 
The emergency declaration, which took effect at 2 p.m. Tuesday, had included an official warning that motorists must use extra caution, and that nonessential government and private sector employees should stay off the roads if possible.

 

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