WEATHER ALERT (UPDATED): Bevy of Sussex roads closed due to high water, storm damage
The Delaware Department of Transportation has issued an extensive list of road closures in Sussex County due to this week's storm. The list was updated on Sunday, Nov. 15.
The closed roadways include: Old Mill Road in Millville, Holts Landing Road, Gum Tree Road near Dagsboro, Route 20 at Shortly Road and the Vines Creek bridge, which has been clear at some low tides but repeatedly closed as waters in the creek rise again. There are also continuing closures for Fred Hudson Road near Bethany Beach and Route 1 in the area of the Indian River Bridge.
Back-bay flooding continues to be an issue impeding access for property owners on or near canals in Fenwick Island, South Bethany, Bethany Beach and neighboring communities. Some neighborhood roads are impassable in these areas, and they do not appear on DelDOT's list of closed roads.
The DelDOT road closures as of 8:27 a.m. on Nov. 15 are as follows:
RT 36 BTW RD 203 & RD 205
RT. 1 FROM DEWEY BEACH TO BETHANY BEACH
RT. 36 FROM 203 TO 205
OAK ORCHARD RD.
FRED HUDSON RD. FROM RT 1 TO RD 357
SAVANNAH RD, FROM ANGLERS TO MASS AVE,
RT 5 @ RD 285
RT 26 @ ASSAWOMAN BAY
VINES CREEK BRIDGE
RT 20 & SHORTLY RD
OLD MILL RD & RD 349
FRONT ST, MAGNOLIA ST AND CHANDLER ST IN MILTON
CEDAR BRANCH RD (STR 36) AT LIGHTHOUSE RD (SCR 203)
KRUGER RD JUST WEST OF USR113, GEORGETOWN
NEW RD / OLD ORCHARD RD, LEWES
OLD MILL RD, MILLVILLE
HOLTS LANDING RD NORTH OF STR 26
POSSUM POINT RD AT IRON BRANCH RD DAGSBORO
NEW RD IN THE AREA OF U OF D LEWES
SYCAMORE RD IN THE AREA OF EAST GATE CHURCH
INDIAN RIVER ACRES OF SANDY LANDING RD NORTH OF RT 26
SANDHILL RD BEWEEN RUDD RD AND WILSON RD EAST OF GEORGETOWN
INDIAN MISSION RD / BEAVER DAM RD, LEWES
MOUNT JOY RD
TRAP POND RD SOUTH OF LAUREL RD, LAUREL
KING BRIDGE RD / CLUB RD, REHOBOTH BEACH
BRICK GRANARY RD / COASTAL HWY, MILFORD, HIGH WATER.
ARGO'S CORNER RD
GUM TREE (RD405) WEST OF DAGSBORO - ROAD WASHED OUT
STR 24/ CR409(LAUREL RD AND MUMFORD RD)
Motorists are being urged to use alternate routes for all of these roadways.