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DelDOT Watches Indian River Inlet as Storm System Passes


INDIAN RIVER INLET, Del. - The Delaware Department of Transportation is watching for flooding at the Indian River Inlet in Sussex County.

A storm system brought high winds and heavy rains to the region on Wednesday. A DelDOT crew was stationed at the north side of the bridge to watch for erosion of the dunes or flooding of Coastal Highway.

Hurricane Sandy eroded the sand barrier that separates the ocean from the highway and covered the road in several feet of sand. The new inlet bridge was not damaged, but the mess forced DelDOT to close the bridge for roughly a week. The structure reopened on Sunday.

DelDOT spokesman Jim Westhoff said the state would close the highway for safety purposes, if necessary, especially if water floods the highway. As of late Wednesday, the road remains open.

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