UPDATED: Flooding Still Possible at Areas Statewide at High Tide

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Last updated: 10/30/21 – 5:00pm

Statewide – Motorists Should Use Caution for Flooding on Roadways and High Wind Gusts

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) advises motorists that roads may be closed and/or restricted due to flooding and/or downed trees and power lines. Widespread minor to major tidal flooding is expected with high tide cycles.

East winds will increase to 20 to 30 MPH with gusts of 30 to 60 MPH possible on Friday. The strongest wind and gusts are expected Friday afternoon and evening.

A period of heavy rain is possible this afternoon and evening. Widespread rainfall totals of 0.5 to 2 inches are in the forecast with maybe higher amounts.

DelDOT encourages motorists to drive carefully and be alert for water on the roadways. Motorists are urged to not drive through standing water. Should motorists encounter a flooded roadway or debris on the road, they are encouraged to contact the Transportation Management Center at #77.

Please remember that as the water recedes, the roadways will be open to motorists.

The following roadways are closed or have high water levels:

SUSSEX COUNTY CLOSURES

UPDATED – 745am – Route 1 between Dewey and Bethany Beach is OPEN – Drivers use caution because standing water may still be present on the shoulders of the roadway.

  • Cedar Beach Road between Mills Road and Drawbridge – Slaughter Beach
  • River Road Closed between Oak Orchard Rd & Layton Davis Rd

Roadways with High Water

  • Lighthouse Road
  • Slaughter Beach
  • Woodland Road at Woodland Ferry Road

KENT COUNTY CLOSURES

  • Port Mahon Road

Roadways with High Water

  • South Bowers

NEW CASTLE COUNTY CLOSURES

  • DE-9 – CLOSED in area of Dobbinsville – flooding
  • Airport Road at Nonesuch Creek
  • Fleming Landing Road
  • Blackbird Landing Road between Union Church Road and Gumbush Road

High Water

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. You can download free at the Apple and Google Play stores or go to https://www.deldot.gov/mobile/


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