Roads, Bridges Closed in Seaford Area

No bridges or roads appear to have significant damage


Dover, DE – Officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) report that after an overnight deluge of rain, numerous roads and bridges are closed throughout Delaware this morning. Motorists are warned not to attempt to drive through flood waters, because currents can be faster, and depths can be deeper than they appear from the surface.

There are two sections of road in the Seaford that appear to be damaged. Those roads are Route 20, at Road 556, and Ellis Mill Road. Both of those roads have sections that appear to be washed out.

No bridges appear to be washed out or have significant damages, according to preliminary visual inspections. However, inspectors will be out all day today, inspecting roads and bridges.

Senior DelDOT officials are touring the areas this morning to assess damage and coordinate necessary repairs.

“Our crews have been out all night setting up barricades and inspecting the roads and bridges throughout the Seaford and Bridgeville areas,” said DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt. “Our goal was to have barricades set up before people began leaving for work, making everyone’s morning commute as safe as possible.”

Travelers heading out of state today should be aware that there are many roads and bridges closed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Below is a list of closed roads and bridges in Delaware that are closed:

Sussex Co.

Seaford Area

Roads Closed

Route 20, Stein Highway is closed between Shuffelt Rd and Seaford Town limits, due to high water

Ellis Mill Rd. between Woodland Ferry Rd. and Lonesome Rd.

Old Carriage Rd. between Stein Hwy. and Woodpecker Rd.

Boyce Rd. between Owls Nest Rd. and Chapel Branch Rd.

Woodpecker Rd. at Intersection of S542

Bridge Closures

Woodland Road

Craig’s Mill Road

Stein Highway

Boyce Road
Milford Area

Meadow Brook Lane, near Evergreen Dr.
Laurel Area:

Road Closures:

Rd 481 between Rt 20 & Rt. 13

Rd 491 between Rd 78 & Rd. 493

Rd 506 between Rt 24 & Forest Knoll Development
High water:

Old Sharptown Road Bridge (high water)

Rd 500 between Rd 493 & Rd. 498

Rd 494 between Md line & Rd. 498

Rd 487 between Rd 78 & Rd. 490
Bethel Area

Snake Rd, between Woodland Ferry Rd & Main Street.

Kent County

Milford Area

Closed — Tub Mill Pond Rd off Rt. 1
High Water

Deep Grass Lane, between Thistlewood & Williamsville rd
Deep Grass Lane, between Huntings Quarter Rd & Abbotts Pond Rd

Abbotts Pond Rd., between Williamsville Rd & Griffiths Lake Dr

Williamsville Rd., between Abbotts Pond Rd & Blairs Pond Rd

Carpenter Bridge Rd at Fork Road

Milford Neck Rd between Rt 1 & Pritchett Road. Killen’s Pond Rd between Chimney Hill Rd & Scrap Tavern Rd

New Castle County


Old Airport Rd., At Non-Such Creek

Old Rt 7, near Stanton Underpass

Rt 9 (Dobbinsville), In the area of Army Creek

High Water:

Smith Bridge Rd at Creek Rd

Ramsey Rd at Thompson Bridge Rd

Ridge Rd at Beaver Dam Rd

Creek Rd between Beaver Dam Rd & Ramsey Rd