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

LONGNECK RD.

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.