Route 1 reopens, most other area roads deemed passable


The Delaware Department of Transportation has updated its list of roadways closed due to this week's storm, announcing that, about 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, all lanes of Route 1 in the area of the Indian River Bridge had been reopened.

Still listed as closed on Nov. 15 were State Road 39, from State Road 38 to the end, due to flooding, and Road 405 from 406 to Route 113, due to crossroad pipe failure. Fred Hudson Road near Bethany Beach was described as having high water but being passable. All of those roads have since reopened.

Back-bay flooding continued to be an issue impeding access for property owners on or near canals in Fenwick Island, South Bethany, Bethany Beach and neighboring communities through the weekend. Some neighborhood roads were impassable in these areas, and they did not appear on DelDOT's list of closed roads. The flooding appears to have since abated in all these areas.

Several cases of crossroad pipe failure have been reported throughout Sussex County since the storm, including on Gum Tree Road and Raspberry Road near Frankford and Old Furnace Road west of Georgetown. Detours are in place for these roads until the roadways can be repaired.