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:
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
Craig’s Mill Road
Meadow Brook Lane, near Evergreen Dr.
Rd 481 between Rt 20 & Rt. 13
Rd 491 between Rd 78 & Rd. 493
Rd 506 between Rt 24 & Forest Knoll Development
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
Snake Rd, between Woodland Ferry Rd & Main Street.
Closed — Tub Mill Pond Rd off Rt. 1
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
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