State of Delaware State of Emergency | USsPost.com
February 11, 2010 by Post Team
State of Delaware State of Emergency | USsPost.com:state of delaware state of emergency – A state of emergency remains in effect in Delaware. Non-essential vehicles are still not to be on the roads.
State of snow emergency
SALISBURY – Roofs collapsed, drivers who have taken on the roads caused accidents or disabled vehicles and some residents were forced to seek refuge in shelters across Delmarva in the third major winter storm this year.
The snowstorm has covered the peninsula with another blanket of snow while the state agencies, counties and municipalities struggling to keep pace. A storm last weekend dumped 20 centimeters in some towns of the Lower Shore and follow another snow one day from a week before.
“This is the deepest snow I’ve seen since 1979,” said Ray Stevens, a 42-year member of the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company. “We had about 21 inches on the ground then.
The State Emergency
In Delaware, Governor Jack Markell said the state of emergency Wednesday morning, limiting travel to essential personnel.
And “because of poor visibility driving conditions dangerous,” Delmarva Power Recovery suspension of electrical service and ordered his workers off the roads in Delaware in central and southern and eastern shore of Maryland noon Wednesday.
“This is not a day that joy riding or take a cruise,” said Police Chief Ken McLaughlin Ocean View. “We just ask each of us a favor and stay off the roads.”
Those who refused to obey the ban on travel to pay fines up to $ 500 or six months in prison, he said, and Delaware State Police said more than 20 accidents and over 30 vehicle down.
Stevens, also a former president of the Firefighters Association of Sussex County and the Association of the Delaware Volunteer Fireman’s, said many roads across the county are not cleared Wednesday afternoon, making them difficult to navigate.
“I do not see equipment plow snow on the roads before the storm had passed, and the snow was so deep, so that even the plows had a job to get through it,” he said. “It was very, very hard on the emergency equipment. Ambulances bogged down. ”
Stevens said he plans to stay at home until the travel ban is lifted.
A driving ban has been issued in Salisbury at 2 pm, when Mayor Jim Ireton declared a state of emergency, with a blizzard warning from the National Weather Service. The town of Princess Anne has declared a state of emergency and the ban of lead in 6 hours
Snow totals cause State of Emergency in Pennsylvania, Delaware
High totals due to a snow-producing bizzard Noreaster caused a state of emergency in Pennsylvania and Delaware today. The bad weather from a major winter storm that came in the mid-Atlantic and hit the Pennsylvania has thousands to lose power.
An emergency disaster has been declared at 6.30am, only 60,000 people in Allegheny County are without power and downed trees and downed power lines have to make travel dangerous road, and in some cases impossible .
In addition to Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and Delaware, according to a clock emergency disaster. On Friday, most federal offices closed.
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