Seaford area hit hardest by flooding

Bridges near Seaford to remain closed until inspected


Seaford, DE – At least three roads will remain closed for at least a week, due to flood damage. Many other roads throughout Delaware remain closed due to high water, report officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

Three roads near Seaford will remain closed for at least a week, due to damaged bridges. Bridge inspectors and bridge designers made preliminary inspections of the bridges and determined that there is enough damage to keep them closed until a more exhaustive inspection can be conducted.

The roads that will remain closed are:

· Route 20 from the Seaford town limits to Shuffelt Road
· Woodpecker Road, near the intersection of Route 542.
· Ellis Mill Road, between Woodland Ferry Road and Lonesome Road.

In addition to those three roads, many others are closed throughout Delaware, as flood waters remain over the roadways. DelDOT crews are inspecting roads and bridges, while they also clear storm drains and set up barricades.

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

Sussex County

Seaford Area:

Road Closures:

Stein Highway, between Shuffelt Road and Sussex Avenue

Woodland Church Road, from Woodland Ferry Road to Maryland state line.

Ellis Mill Road, between Woodland Ferry Road, and Lonesome Road

Old Carriage Road, between Stein Highway Woodpecker Road

Boyce Road, between Owls Nest Road and Chapel Branch Road

Woodpecker Road, near Intersection of Route 542

Bridge Closures:

Woodland Road Closed

Craigs Mill Road Closed

Laurel Area

Road Closures:

Rd 481 between Route 20 & Route 13

Rd 506 between Route 24 & Forest Knoll Development

High water:

Old Sharptown Road Bridge

Rd 500 between Rd 493 & Rd 498

Rd 494 between Md line & Rd 498

Rd 487 between Rd 78 & Rd 490

Bethel Area

Snake Road, near Woodland Ferry Road and Main Street in Bethel

Kent County

Closed: Tub Mill Pond Road, near Route 1

High Water:

Deep Grass Lane, near Thistlewood & Williamsville rd

Deep Grass Lane, near Huntings Quarter Rd & Abbotts Pond Rd

Abbotts Pond Road, near Williamsville Rd & Griffiths Lake Dr

Williamsville Road, near Abbotts Pond Rd & Blairs Pond Rd

Carpenter Bridge Road at Fork Road

Milford Neck Road between Route 1 & Pritchett Road

New Castle County


Old Airport Road, at Non-Such Creek

Old Route 7, near Stanton Underpass

Route 9, Dobbinsville, near Army Creek

High Water:

Smith Bridge Road at Creek Road

Ramsey Road at Thompson Bridge Road

Ridge Road at Beaver Dam Road

Creek Road between Beaver Dam Road & Ramsey Road