High wind, rain, causes damage to homes, closes Delaware roads [photos]

Roads closed and houses were damaged during heavy wind and rain Sunday night into Monday in Delaware.

In New Castle County a tree fell into a house on Cahalen Road in New Castle, causing damage to the home and knocking wires down. A Hockessin woman also was injured by a falling tree at her home on Wayland Road. The extent of her injuries are unknown.

The Delaware Department of Transportation also announced several road closures due to downed power lines, fallen trees and high water across the state.

Winds along the Delaware beaches caused minor flooding along coastal roads. There was some beach erosion from Rehoboth Beach on south. All throughout the state it was just a miserable day to be out.

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DelDOT is urging motorists to use caution when traveling on open roadways where there’s water debris. The agency warns high water will be more difficult to see in the evening.

The following roads are impacted or closed:

New Castle County

Powder Mill Rad at Alapocas Dr – Serious Accident
Tree/Tree Branch Blocking Road –Thompson Station Rd between Woodlawn Dr & Brandywine Creek Rd – Power Lines involved
Tree/Tree Branch Blocking Road –1299 Smith Bridge Rd – DP&L handling
Tree/Tree Branch Blocking Road – E Saulsbury Rd / Bedford Dr
Tree/Tree Branch Blocking Road – 2510 Marsh Rd – DP&L handling
Centerville RD / Boxwood RD – Power lines hanging low – DP&L handling & Area 11 asked to assist with MOT
Old Coach Rd at Henderson Rd – Power Lines in roadway


Kent County

Port Mahon – Water on Road – Closed+/-
Ponderosa @ Barkers Landing – Water on Road
Cypress @ Evergreen Rd – Water on Road
North Market @ 12th St – Water on Road (Closed)
South Market @ 12th St – Water on Road (Closed)
Herbert Rd – Water on Road (Signs placed)

Sussex County

Road 50A reported 4″ of water.
Reports of about 24″ of water on usual roads in Oak Orchard.
River Rd / Chief Rd – Water on Road
Light House Rd in area of Cedar Beach Rd – Water on Road, signs placed
Cedar Beach Rd – Water on Road, signs placed
Route 1, northbound and southbound, between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach is closed due to flooding.

Route 1 detour routes:

Northbound: The detour northbound from Bethany follows Route 26 westbound to U.S. Route 113 northbound onto Route 24 eastbound and returning to SR 1.
Southbound: The detour southbound leaves SR 1 at Route 24 in Rehoboth Beach and heads westbound onto U.S. Route 113 southbound to Route 26 eastbound and back to SR 1 Detour signage will be posted for motorists.

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