Final Update – Thursday Afternoon March 7


The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) stood down its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as of 12noon today, as the winter storm that blew its way through Delaware yesterday and this morning has moved out of the state, leaving behind minimal damage.

Some areas of the coast are still experiencing flood conditions, and officials at the National Weather Service say that continuing strong winds and tides could cause flooding to continue until at least Saturday.

Weather forecasts continue to include winds at 15 to 20 MPH, with stronger gusts, especially along the shore. More precipitation may occur but no accumulation of snow is expected. Temperatures will rise over the weekend with daytime highs in the 50s. A Coastal Flood Warning remains in for Kent and Sussex Counties until 9am Friday.

There are still some road closures to report:

Kent County:

Route 9 north of Hay Point Landing Road, Closed due to flooding

Cypress Branch Road at branch crossing, Closed due to flooding

Port Mahon Rd Closed due to flooding

South Market St Frederica Closed due to flooding

Sussex County:

Primehook Road is closed due to flooding
Back Bay Cove Rd Gate is closed due to flooding

Fowler Beach Road is closed due to flooding

Route 1 is closed in both directions between Bethany Beach & Dewey Beach due to flooding

Rd 297 at the Fire House closed due to flooding

Road 297 at Chief Clark Road is closed due to flooding

River Road at both ends of Chief Clark Rd and Shorts Marine is closed due to flooding

Broadkill Road is closed due to flooding

New Road is closed due to flooding