Wilmington gives the all clear on Sandy evacuation order; Delmarva Power provides update

Delmarva Power has some good news for those who are with out power.  The city of Wilmington also reports it will be open for business on Wednesday.  


The city is lifting its emergency order just after 3 p.m.  So residents can return to their homes in the Southbridge neighborhood.

Wilmington officials say they will provide assistance to anyone currently at the shelter at William Penn High School if they are having difficulty getting back to their home.  

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City offices will be open normally on Wednesday as well.

Delmarva Power update

Delmarva Power said it has made a lot of progress in getting the 40,000 customers still without power back on line.  Company officials say the majority of their customers should have power on Wednesday.  They also believe everyone should have their power back by Thursday evening.

Tuesday AM update

City officials in Wilmington want to wait for another high tide and for the National Weather Service to end its high wind advisory before ending its mandatory evacuation order in the Southbridge neighborhood.

Governor Markell began his tour of the state in that neighborhood this morning.  Residents are still not allowed to enter that area.  Mayor James Baker says he’s concerned about the high flood levels along the Delaware and Christiana Rivers.  A high tide for those rivers is expected at 1 p.m.  The high wind advisories are in effect until 3 p.m.

The lifting of the level 2 driving restriction in Delaware has brought a few more people on city streets, but they will find them covered with trash and leaves blown off trees.

City officials report at least a dozen trees fell during the storm.  None caused any major damage.  The city operations center at 302-576-2489 is taking phone calls from residents.  That center will be open through at least today.

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