(Final briefing) Snow and ice combo hits northern Delaware

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A winter storm ended up dumping a mix of snow and ice on northern Delaware. 

SGov. John Carney issued a Level 1 driving warning effective at midnight tonight in New Castle County. The warning  does not restrict or ban driving.

The latest briefing showed lower snowfall totals as the northern Delaware remained on the edge of the rain-snow line. Snowfall estimates were slashed to two to three inches from as much as a foot in earlier predictions. 

No snow was predicted in much of Delaware. 

(See most recent briefing below).

The combination of snow and ice led to  numerous power outages in northern Delaware. Delmarva Power reported more than 40,000 customers were without power as of  11:50 a.m., due to ice and fallen trees.

The snowfall estimates led airlines to cancel thousands of flights along the East Coast.

Moderate coastal flooding is likely with the high tide cycle on Tuesday morning/early afternoon. Strong winds are expected, especially near and at the coast, where gusts of 50 to 60 mph are likely.

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