- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Winter storm and coastal flood warnings have been issued for Delaware as severe weather bears down on the mid-Atlantic region.

A winter storm warning was to take effect at midnight Monday and remain in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The coastal flood warning was in effect through noon Tuesday, with moderate flooding anticipated at high tide Monday night, and moderate to minor flooding at high tide Tuesday morning. Officials say existing damage from the winter storm a couple of weeks ago leaves Delaware’s coast vulnerable.

Meanwhile, forecasters say this storm could bring accumulations of 4 to 8 inches of snow in Delaware. The snow, which could possibly be heavy at times, was forecast to develop late Monday and continue through Tuesday night.

Officials are warning that road conditions could be hazardous.

Delaware Department of Transportation officials said crews would work through the night Monday to make roads as safe as possible for the Tuesday morning commute. Crews spent Monday pretreating many roads in northern Delaware with a salt and water mixture.

Meanwhile, reports of the impending bad weather prompted the state legislature’s budget-writing committee to cancel Tuesday’s scheduled agency budget hearings. The New Castle County Council also postponed committee hearings that were scheduled for Tuesday.

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