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High winds and continued blowing snow were keeping much of the state in a catch-up mode mid-day on Monday, Dec. 27, as crews tried to clear roads following a day and night of snow. Central and southern Delaware – particularly Sussex County – were still dealing with many secondary roads that had not been cleared, as well as with those roads that were cleared and have drifted over again.
WEATHER ALERT: Blowing snow keeps road conditions difficult; Level 1 driving warning remains in effect
With overnight blizzard conditions lifting, most Delaware roads remained difficult in the southern and central portions of the state Monday morning as crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) continued to battle blowing and drifting snow.
BREAKING WEATHER ALERT: Governor issues limited State of Emergency for Delaware drivers; driving warning for Kent, Sussex
Gov. Jack Markell has issued a limited State of Emergency with a “Level 1 Driving Warning” to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday in Kent and Sussex counties for a storm that is now predicted to dump up to 18 inches of snow on the southern part of the state and up to 8 inches in the north. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the Delaware coastal area.
BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST MONDAY... ...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. * PRECIPITATION TYPE: SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS: TWELVE TO EIGHTEEN INCHES. * TIMING: NOW OCCURRING AND ENDING AROUND 9 AM MONDAY.
The National Weather Service's Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 P.M., Monday, Dec. 27. Snow has been falling throughout the state and will become steadily heavier in the afternoon and evening. Accumulation of 8 to 12 inches is predicted for Sussex County with the slightly higher accumulations along the coast.
Beebe Medical Center has canceled all elective surgeries for Monday, Dec. 27, due to the winter storm. All satellite facilities also will be closed, including Tunnell Cancer Center and Beebe Outpatient Surgery Center on Route 24.
The hospital and its Emergency Department on Savannah Road in Lewes remain open and fully operational.
Call 911 in a life-threatening emergency.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that is in effect from 7 A.M. Sunday, Dec. 26, until 1 P.M. Monday, Dec. 27. There will be heavy, blowing snow throughout Sunday afternoon and evening, and there is the potential for accumulation of 8 to 12 inches statewide.
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 1 PM EST MONDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 1 PM EST MONDAY.
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON... A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. * PRECIPITATION TYPE: SNOW * ACCUMULATIONS: POSSIBILITY OF SIX INCHES OR MORE * TIMING: SPREADING NORTH ON SUNDAY FROM SOUTH TO NORTH.
For more than 25 years, Frank Serio has been an integral part of the area’s real estate market, and his dedication, knowledge and commitment was recognized and honored last month, as he was inducted as the 2011 president of the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) in New Orleans.
There are some things that can be done ahead of time in order to stave off feelings of post-gluttony regret after the Thanksgiving feast. For example, the third annual Turkey Trot in Fenwick Island will be held Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 25, starting at 8 a.m. at Lewes Street.
Grief is not something anyone really likes to talk about, although in time, it affects everyone indiscriminately. Whether grief stems from the loss of a loved one, divorce, separation or sickness, the holidays and the time leading up to them are often harder than usual to bear. In light of this, Energy Gym, located near Selbyville, is hosting a special event for members and their guests.
“We like to welcome each new month with Lower Case Blues,” said Brian DeLuca, owner of High Stakes in Fenwick Island. “They play here on either the Friday or Saturday of every first weekend.”
Matteo’s Salsa Loco is enjoying new life at 305 Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island – that’s the east side of Route 1 (Coastal Highway) at the corner of West Virginia Avenue in Lighthouse Square. Chef/Owner Matt Griffin is delighted with the larger accommodations.
The Freeman Stage at Bayside will be celebrating the arrival of autumn with their Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will feature crafts, singers and dancers, as well as fire equipment demonstrations from the Roxana Volunteer Fire Company.
Delaware State Police on Monday, Sept. 27, were asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in the robbery of the PNC Bank inside the Giant grocery store in Millville.
Those who bike, walk or drive along Route 54 may soon have an easier time of things, with the awarding of a contract last week to widen the road to include a center left-turn lane, bike lanes and sidewalks.
Tropical Storm Earl made landfall near Western Head Nova Scotia around 10 a.m. according to officials. Severe tropical storm conditions are affecting a large part of the province. Meanwhile, coastal Delaware is pleasant with sunny skies.
On Friday, Aug. 27, the Fenwick Island town council held its regular monthly meeting, and Councilman Gene Langan presented a brief update on the preliminary design phase of the town’s future Public Service Building.
David and Janet Twining seized instant success with Nantucket’s restaurant in Fenwick Island when they opened it up 20 years ago, reproducing the taste and charms of New England. This summer, they’ve done it again with the trendy and casual Lobster Shanty, offering a funky twist on the nation’s northeastern region.
Online volunteer registration is now open for the 25th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 25. Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), the cleanup spans the First State’s 97-mile eastern coastline and includes river and ocean shorelines, as well as wetland and watershed areas.
Those who haven’t had the opportunity to attend a live performance of such pop icons as Billy Joel, Elton John or even Elvis Presley, likely won’t want to miss the upcoming concerts at the Freeman Stage.
Summertime is in full swing, and many have been heading to the shore for a relaxing getaway and time with family and friends. But the increased number of vacationers inevitably leads to higher volume of traffic on the roadways.
Randy Lee Ashcraft describes his kind of music as “good fun.”
“Whether we’re playing classic rock or country or ’60s, our motto is, ‘If we’re not having fun, they’re not having fun,” he said.
The Freeman Stage at Bayside is gearing up to host its third annual Arts and Jazz Festival, beginning Friday, July 30, at 4 p.m. The free two-day event runs until 8 p.m. on Friday and from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 31.
The festival, which showcases live jazz performances and the work of local artists, is a favorite of area residents, according to organizers.