The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced early afternoon updates to road conditions throughout the state.
In a release, DelDOT announced that heavy rain and flash flooding have created hazardous driving conditions. Throughout Delaware, DelDOT reports that maintenance crews are clearing clogged drains, removing debris, and downed trees.
Here’s the current list of roadways affected by the storm as of 2 p.m.
New Castle County
Rockland Road from Black Gates Road and County Club Drive-FloodingRockland Road from Adam’s Drive and Mt. Lebanon Road-FloodingRamsey Road between Route 92 and Beaver Dam Road CLOSED-FloodingStanton Christiana Road at Shones Lumber CLOSED-FloodingOgletown Road under the Railroad Tracks/Avon Underpass CLOSED-FloodingRoute 9/River Road in Dobbinsville- Water across the roadAirport Road at Nonesuch Creek ClOSED-FloodingStanton Christiana Road at Shones Lumber CLOSED-FloodingOgletown Road under the Railroad Tracks/Avon Underpass CLOSED-FloodingMain Street in Christiana CLOSED-Flooding
Allabands Mill Road between Wyoming Avenue and Todds Mill Road – Water on road with sign in placeMud Mill Road between Tobacco Road and Honeysuckle Road – Water on road with sign in placeWalker Road between Carol Street and Silver Lake Boulevard- Water on road with sign in placeRoute 9 at Flemings Landing Bridge – Water across the road with sign in placeRoute 9 between Shorts Landing and Port Mahon – High water on roadWalker Road between Carol Street and Silver Lake Boulevard – High waterPort Mahon Road at Port Mahon – High waterBowers Beach at Webbs Cuttoff – High water
Prime Hook Road– Traffic Management Center (TMC) is monitoring with sensors. Variable Message Boards and signs have been placed for high water.
Advice from DelDOT
DelDOT reminds drivers to avoid driving through flooded areas. If there is a flooded roadway ahead, turn around and take an alternate route to your destination. If there is no alternate route, head to higher ground and wait for the water to subside.
Do not attempt to cross over a flooded road, even if it seems shallow.
Motorists can adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT’s smartphone application.
Those interested can view video of “Live Traffic” conditions in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties for an up-to-date listing of road closures.
3:45 p.m. update from the City of Wilmington
Shortly before 4 p.m., the Wilmington Police Department reported that most flooded streets in the city have reopened. However, the 1300 block of E. 12th Street (with access to I-495) remains closed.