The Delaware Department of Transportation is asking motorists in Sussex County to avoid driving until the rainstorm subsides, as water on many roads is creating potentially hazardous conditions.
If you must drive, please do so with caution.
DelDOT is reporting downed trees, flooding and road closures throughout Sussex County due to today's heavy rain.
Trees are down at:
34397 Rickards Road in Frankford
Camp Arrowhead Road at South Drive in Lewes.
Road flooding has been reported at:
Route 24 eastbound west of Longneck Rock
Old Landing Road between Route 1 and Airport Road
Route 1 northbound between Route 26 and the Indian River Inlet Bridge
Indian Mission Road at Beaver Dam Road in Millsboro
Holly Lake Road at Route 24
Route 26 at Towne Center
Lighthouse Road at London Avenue
Main Street at Warrington Street
Route 20 between Route 26 and Dagsboro Road
U.S. Route 113 at Nine Foot Road
Holts Landing Road at Ellis Lane
Hollymount Road at Karma Lane
Hollyville Road at Route 24
Hardscrabble Road at Shortly Road
Route 113 and Route 9
The following roads are closed:
>> Lighthouse Road at Sand Cove Road in Selbyville is closed due to storm erosion.
>> Falling Point Road at Cow Hoon Road in Dagsboro is closed due to the road bucking.
>> Woodland Avenue at Briar Court in Georgetown is closed due to an accident and flooding.
>> Holly Lake Rd between Phillip Branch at Route 24 is closed due to a foot of water flooding the roadway.
>> Banks Harbor Retreat in Ocean View is closed.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for eastern Sussex County till 5:15 p.m. Locations at risk include, but are not limited to, Long Neck, Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach.
The NSW Doppler radar indicated that rainfall amounts up to four inches and more is expected.
Motorists are urged to not drive in flooded areas, as nearly half of all flash flood fatalities are auto-related. Driving in a flooded area can also cause serious damage to automobiles.
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