Nor’easter still disrupting Delaware

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DelDOT camera shows water across Prime Hook Road Saturday morning.

DOVER – Delaware will continue to deal with winds, rain and flooding from the nor’easter today.

Ove the past three days, the nor’easter has dumped more than 4 inches of rain on the area and created impassable conditions on some roads, including Del. 1 between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach.

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The region, however, is getting spared the double-whammy of a hurricane.

“The models have come into agreement that Hurricane Joaquin will stay well out to sea as it moves Northeast,” wrote meteorologist Brian Keane on the WBOC weather blog. “So although we’ll still have to deal with considerable flooding from this weekend’s Nor Easter, conditions could have been much worse.”

In Dover, fans were arriving for the AAA 400 race weekend.

Driver Sober 125 K&N Pro Series East races, already delayed from Friday to Saturday morning, was postponed again. No decision has been made yet on when it will be run.

The speedway still hopes to get the Hisense 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race started at its originally scheduled time of 3:30 p.m.  today.

The National Weather Service is reporting that the Dover area will have rain or drizzle between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. today with a high near 63. It will be windy with northeast winds 24-26 mph with gusts as high as 38 mph.

The forecast improves somewhat for Sunday with dizzle or light rain in the morning and slight chance of rain in the afternoon.

Monday’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and much calmer winds.

DelDOT reported Saturday morning that the strong northeast winds blowing into Delaware continue to hold water in the state’s inland bays. The last 24-hour average sustained wind speed at the Indian River Inlet Bridge was 42 mph.

A coastal flood warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday and 30 mph winds along the coast are forecast to remain into Monday afternoon.

“This means various roads that have been closed during the storm are likely to see high water until Sunday evening,” wrote spokesman Jim Westhoff of DelDOT in a Saturday morning report. “These roads will be reopened as it becomes safe to do so.”

DelDOT reported the following conditions:


Roads Closed due to High Water:

Woodland Beach Road east of RT 9

Nonesuch Creek at Airport Road

Old State Road @ Old Corbitt Road

Pyles Lane @ Pigeon Road

RT 9 at Fleming Landing Bridge

RT 9 between Paddock Road and Woodland Beach Road


Roads Closed due to High Water:

  1. Market St (Frederica) is closed
  2. Bowers Beach Road at Webbs Cutoff

RT 9 between Paddock Road and Woodland Beach Road

Port Mahon Road at RT 9

RT 6 between RT 9 and Woodland Beach Road

  1. Main St between RT 300 and Providence Dr.

Water on Roadway – Passable

Bowers Beach at Whitwell Delight Road

Cypress Branch Road

Skeeter Neck Road

Tub Mill Pond Road between Fork Landing Road and Blue Jay Ln

Old Cemetery at Tub Mill Pond

Old Cemetery at DE1

  1. Little Creek Road at RT 9

Deep Grass Ln between Thistlewood Road and Williamsville Road

Deep Grass Ln between Tea Town Road and Messobov Road

Prospect Church Road S/O RT14

Williamsville Road between Holly Hill Road and Blairs Pond Road

Andrewsville Road between Gallo Road and Prospect Church Road

Killens Pond Road N/O Bloomfield Road

Todds Chapel Road between Hickman Road and Fishers Bridge Road

New Wharf Road between Big Stone Road and RT1

Barkers Landing Road E/O State St

Cypress Branch Road N/O Ponderosa Dr

Deep Grass Road between Williamsville Road and Gun and Rod Club Road

Andrewsville Road between Flat Iron Road and Gingerwood Dr, Killens Pond Road S/O Sand Box Road

Big Stone Beach Road between New Wharf Road and Greenhouse Road

Barkers Landing Road at Elementary School and Irish Hill Road between Fox Chase Road and Pinehurst

Irish Hill Road between Fox Chase Road and S Pinehurst Subdivision Ent.

Fork Landing Road between Rothermel Road and Carpenters Bridge Road


Roads Closed due to high Water:

RT 1 Southbound has been reopened between Fred Hudson and Dewey Beach

RT 1 Northbound is CLOSED between Fred Hudson ROAD (ROAD 360) and Dewey Beach. RT 1 will see intermittent closures in this area throughout the storm.

Primehook Road

RT 16 EB from RT 1 to Broadkill Beach

Front St(RT 88) in Milton (RT 88 and RT 5)

River Road between Road 297 and Road 312A

Longneck Road

Falling Point Road between RT 26 to Road 343

Water on Roadway – Passable  

Oyster Rock / Near End of road

Cods Road at Road 221

Light House Road at RT 36

13 Curves Road at Cods Road

RT 36 at Draw Bridge

Mt. Friendship Road between BrenfoRoad Road and Bryn Zion Road

Old Mill Bridge area of Dickson Creek

Camp Arrow Head Road

Banks Road between Road 298A and RT 24

Plantation Road between Road 38 and Dead End

RT 24 near Giant Grocery Store

New Road @ Canary Bridge

Fred Hudson Road between RT1 and Road 357

  1. Shore Dr between RT1 and Dead End


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