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Del. Governor Lifts Limited State of Emergency in Sussex County

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Slaughter Beach Road near Milford is shown in this photo submitted to WBOC on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, by Diane O'Hara. Slaughter Beach Road near Milford is shown in this photo submitted to WBOC on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, by Diane O'Hara.

WILMINGTON, Del.- Delaware Gov. Jack Markell on Monday afternoon lifted the limited state of emergency for Sussex County that had been put in place for the nor'easter that passed through the region over the weekend.

Strong winds over the weekend held water in the inland bays, causing extremely high tides throughout the state and requiring several roads to be closed, and a coastal flood advisory remains in effect for Kent and Sussex counties until 7 p.m.

“Thousands of state and local government officials continue to work across Delaware to ensure the safety of residents affected by this weather,” Markell said. “I want to thank first responders for their swift actions to support those in need during this event. Though the precipitation has ended, the impact from the rain and wind will continue until water levels recede. We encourage motorists to avoid driving through flooded roads and contact local agencies if they require assistance or support.”

During the limited state of emergency, state offices remained open and no driving restrictions were put in place. However, the Delaware National Guard was placed on standby in Sussex and Kent counties in support of local efforts. 

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