Storm knocks out power, floods roads in Delaware

 (Photo courtesy of Newark Police Dept.)

(Photo courtesy of Newark Police Dept.)

Hundreds of Delawareans are without power following a severe thunderstorm that rolled through the region this morning.

In neighboring Elkton, Md., Delmarva Power’s outage map shows thousands of residents are without electricity in Cecil County.

DelDot is using generators to get traffic lights back up and running. Several streets remain closed due to high water.

Closed due to high water:

-Governors Printz Boulevard between Edgemoore Road & Lea Boulevard

-Pigeon Point Road at Pyles Lane

-Airport Road at Nonsuch Creek

Water was also spotted on the roadways in New Castle County on Marsh Road at Hillcrest Avenue and in Kent County along Route 13 at Route 300. Those roads are open and motorists are urged to use caution.

Drivers should also be aware of dark traffic lights and treat intersections without working lights as a four-way stop.

A flash flood warning remains in effect for New Castle County until 3:45 p.m.

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