Stalled storm brings more rain to Delaware [video]

After more rain overnight continued into the day Friday, some minor flooding has been reported along with less than ideal driving conditions around the state.


Waters were rising in local creeks and rivers in New Castle County as the rains fell.  

As of midday Friday, the Red Clay Creek in Stanton was at 15.3 feet, that’s just above minor flood stage which is 15 feet.  The White Clay Creek near Newark also just surpassed flood stage at 11.33 feet, while minor flood stage is set at 11 feet.

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The Christina River at Cooches Bridge was at 9.88 feet, just shy of minor flood stage which stands at 10.5 feet.  The Brandywine Creek at Wilmington is forecast to approach minor flood stage of 16.5 feet before midnight Friday night.  Currently, the Brandywine level was at 14.59 feet.  

Throughout the state, there are numerous road closures as the result of water on the roadway.  There have also been reports of both trees and power lines falling on the roads.

Drivers are being warned to take it slow on the drive home Friday night.  AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Jim Lardear says, “Commuters heading home this evening are reminded that they will be faced with the same treacherous weather conditions as this morning’s drive to work.”  That means slowing down, adding extra distance between your car and the car in front of you, as well as not driving through standing water.

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