Released by Lt. Edward Huey 1/22/16 7:55 p.m.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has issued a state of emergency, effective immediately, and urged motorists to avoid travel if at all possible. A level 1 driving restriction goes into effect at midnight tonight.
While snow is a concern with any winter storm, the major effects of this nor’easter could be prolonged 50 mph northeasterly winds and moderate to severe coastal flooding along the beaches and flooding along the low lying areas of the Mispillion River. Three tide cycles are expected to be the most severe, with them being the high tides on Saturday morning, Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
City Officials continue to monitor the storm and are in contact with State Emergency Operations officials and the State Climatologist to get the latest updates. We ask the public to continue to monitor the local forecasts, stay off the roads and heed the driving restrictions issued by the Governor.