Del. Governor Lifts Driving Restrictions

9:07 AM, Oct 30, 2012   |    comments
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Sunrise over Lewes Beach, DE the morning after Sandy (@KristinFisher via Twitter)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has eased driving restrictions imposed in advance of Hurricane Sandy, although several roads remain closed by flooding.

Markell said Tuesday that the mandatory closing of businesses in evacuation areas will remain in place until officials determine it is safe to return.

Markell says it appeared the storm did not cause the widespread statewide damage that forecasts had predicted as recently as Monday afternoon.

Officials advised motorists that road tolls, which were waived throughout the state to ease the evacuation process, would be reinstated on Interstate 95 at noon, and on state Route 1 at 3 p.m.

Meanwhile, utility crews worked to resume electrical service to about 45,000 customers.

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