Some Delaware roads remain closed due to flooding

 Heavy rainfall flooded Ogletown Road at Avon underpass in Newark (John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

Heavy rainfall flooded Ogletown Road at Avon underpass in Newark (John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

Delaware is drying out today, after receiving as much as 3.5 inches of rain in some parts yesterday and overnight.

Heavy rainfall stranded the driver in the picture above on Ogletown Road under the Avon underpass in Newark yesterday. 

Three inches of rain fell in Wilmington according to the Delaware Environmental Observing System, which provides real-time monitoring for the state and the surrounding region.

Wilmington Police said the heavy rainfall has made a number of roadways impassable to traffic. Drivers are urged to use alternate routes and not to drive through standing water. The following roads in the city are flooded:

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Southbridge sections of New Castle Avenue
1300 block E. 12th Street (impacting access to I-495)
S. Market Street and S. Walnut Street south of A. Street
1200 and 1300 blocks of Northeast Boulevard and surrounding blocks east to N. Claymont Street and west to Locust Street
Northpark Drive west of N. Market Street

High water also closed the Claymont Train Station overnight, however, it was reopened this morning. The SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Line will operate south through to Wilmington, Churchmans and Newark; and north through to Marcus Hook and Center City Philadelphia.

Meantime, a flood warning remains in effect in New Castle County around Brandywine Creek in Wilmington through early Friday morning.

The National Weather Service said the river swelled to 20.2 feet; flood stage is 16.5 feet.

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