Delaware weather update at 9:45: state closed most of the day

    Delaware’s state of emergency continues. That means the travel ban remains in effect ban remains in efect.

    Delaware emergency management officials now say the emergency travel ban in effect since the start of this latest winter storm will continue.  Jim Westoff with the State Department of Transportation says most primary roads are passable, but secondary roads are barely passable.  He says the emergency management team finished a call with the Governor’s office at 9:30 and all involved believe the travel ban should remain in effect for the rest of today.

    That means the only people on the road should be emergency vehicles, people delivering groceries to those in need, private contractors and members of the media. 

    The biggest problem continues to be the number of abandoned vehicles 0n roads all over the state.

    The same ban is in effect for the city of Wilmington.  State and local offices are closed.  The mayor’s office recommends residents monitor the city’s cable station, WITN, Channel 22 on the Comcast system.

    The Christiana Mall, perhaps still in a case of wishful thinking, has now pushed its planned opening today to 2pm.  It had previously said it would open at noon.

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