UPDATE: Wilmington driving ban lifted

    Wilmington officials say drivers should stay off the city’s roads.

    12:30 UPDATE:  Mayor Baker has lifted the ban on non-emergency driving within the city of Wilmington.  But, city officials warn that road conditions are still treacherous and unnecessary driving should be avoided.  They also say that if your car gets stuck in a position that blocks the snow removal effort or emergency vehicles, your car will be towed at your expense.

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    Just like the state of Delaware, Wilmington remains under a State of Emergency Thursday morning, which includes a ban on all non-emergency travel.  City officials say police will issue citations to drivers who are not essential emergency personnel or who have not obtained a special travel waiver from the Wilmington Emergency Management Office.

    The ban is in place in part to expedite the snow removal process and allow public works crews to plow streets and transport snow without interference from vehicles that get stuck.

    Residents with with questions can call the city’s Emergency Operation Remains Open for Citizen Inquiries at 576-2489.

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