DelDot crews clean up after winter storm surge

The sun was out this afternoon as DelDot crews removed sand and assessed flooded roads following yesterday’s winter storm surge.

The worst of the storm has passed through the state and the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center reported no major property damage or requests for rescues.

The main concern now is opening roadways back up to residents. According to DelDot, more than a dozen roads remain closed until the water recedes and crews can assess any damage that flooding may have caused.

Crews were able to get the southbound lane of Route 1 between Bethany Beach and Dewey Beach back up and running. The additional lanes may not open until Friday.

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Kent County Road Closures:

-Route 9 north of Hay Point Landing Rd.

-Cypress Branch Rd. at branch crossing

-Port Mahon Rd

-South Market St. Frederica

Sussex County Road Closures:

-Primehook Rd.

-Back Bay Cove Rd.

-Fowler Beach Rd.

-Rd 297 at the Fire House

-Road 297 at Chief Clark Rd.

-River Rd. at both ends of Chief Clark Rd and Shorts Marine

-Broadkill Rd.

-New Rd.

According to the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, strong wind gusts will continue throughout the evening. A costal flood warning is in effect for Kent and Sussex Counties until Friday morning.

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