The Woodland Ferry in Seaford is back in service after an oil leak prompted a shutdown for nearly a week.
The ferry carries six vehicles at a time across the Nanticoke River. Without the service, drivers are forced to make a 20-minute detour to continue south. An oil leak in the vessel was repaired in time for service to resume Friday, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. The ferry was also not available for several weeks in November. Officials say the crossing is too narrow to build a bridge at that location.