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Storm Leaves Minor Flooding In Delaware

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A winter storm that pelted the Mid-Atlantic region with high winds and rain brought minor flooding to parts of Delaware, forcing several road closings.

Officials said State Route 1 north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge remained closed Thursday after waves breached the dune line and drove water and sand onto the road.
    
A primary access road through the Prime Hook wildlife refuge that serves about 200 year-round residents in an adjacent coastal community also was closed by flooding, a routine occurrence when storms hit.
    
Emergency management officials had urged residents of flood-prone coastal areas to relocate to safer areas inland Wednesday, but no evacuations were ordered.
    
The Indian River School District opened two hours late Thursday, but other school districts in Delaware were on normal schedules.

 

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