Independence Day Travel Tips

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Vehicles, cyclists, scooters and pedestrians will all be on the move this weekend. DelDOT urges drivers and everyone to proceed with caution and to expect congestion.To date, there have been 75 crash-related fatalities in Delaware this year, a 40% increase over the same time of last year. “No matter how you plan to get around…

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Rough Surf / Rip Current Risk High

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There is a high risk of rip currents at the Delaware, Maryland and southern New Jersey beaches. More storms are in the forecast. According to AccuWeather, beach-goers should be alert for rough surf and rip currents through the rest of the week. In a statement, the National Weather Service says “the surf zone is dangerous…

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Dewey Beach Officials Take Up 5G Poles Again

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Dewey Beach officials may take action today (Monday) to seek more influence over the placement of 5-G cell towers, some of which have gone up where the streets meet the beach. Commissioners met earlier this month and heard from disgruntled members of the public. Providers said the towers are needed to meet times of peak…

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Del. Surf Fish Permits Sell Out

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Sales of Delaware surf fishing permits have reached a cap of 17,000. There are no more permits to be had, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Sales of surf fishing permits began in December. The cap of 17,000 was established in 2019 by the Delaware Parks and Recreation Advisory Council as a way to…

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Update: Oil Spill Cleanup Enters 2nd Week

A member of a contracted oil spill response organization cleans oily debris from Slaughter Beach in Delaware as part of the Broadkill 2020 oil spill response, Oct. 25, 2020. The Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are working together to identify areas where tar balls and oily debris are making landfall to facilitate an effective clean up.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Cross.)
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The cleanup of oil patties from Delaware beaches enters its second week. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources says about 55 tons, or four construction dumpsters’ worth of oil blobs, polluted sand and other debris had been removed as of Sunday afternoon. DNREC and the US Coast Guard are managing the unified command. “The job…

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Maryland regulators hold virtual evidentiary hearing on offshore wind project

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Skipjack Offshore Energy LLC’s offshore wind project goes before Maryland regulators today during a virtual ‘evidentiary hearing.’ The Maryland Public Service Commission will examine the project’s compliance with conditions that were approved in 2017. Critics say the proposed tall turbines would disturb beach and ocean views and could cause other problems. The hearing can be…

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