Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Can Create Hazardous Driving Conditions



Traffic Alert-Immediate Release

Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Can Create Hazardous Driving Conditions

Dover:  The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials will be monitoring today’s forecast that could produce heavy rain and tidal flooding. The posting will be in effect until the water has receded to a safe travel level.

Sussex County

Flooding is possible now until 11:30 a.m. in the following areas:  Long Neck area of Indian River Bay and Rehoboth Bay; and SR 1 northbound and southbound in the area of Indian River Inlet and surrounding roads due to high tides and heavy rain.

Kent County

Woodland Beach Road in the area of Delaware Avenue-High water on the roadway.

Motorists are advised to drive with caution on roads, pay attention to barricades, and do not drive through standing water. If you see a flooded roadway ahead, turn around and take an alternate route to your destination.

Motorists can adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT’s Smartphone application.  The DelDOT App is available for Apple & Android smart phones and tablets, and can be downloaded free at the Apple and Google Play stores or go to www.DelDOT.gov and click on the link to stores. With the DelDOT App you can view real time traffic cameras, travel times, delays, advisories, DART’s Real-Time Transit Information, and also listen to WTMC 1380 AM.

Those interested can view video of “Live Traffic” conditions in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties at http://www.DelDOT.gov/information/travel_advisory

Follow DelDOT on social media at   http://twitter.com/DelawareDOT or  http://www.facebook.com/DelawareDOT

DART and Paratransit Services
DART and Paratransit customers are urged to stay tuned to weather reports and be prepared for service interruptions should weather conditions worsen. In the event of any service interruption, DART will issue Rider Alerts to riders who subscribe to the service.  For further information www.DARTfirststate.com