Greenville Area Flooding Strands Multiple Vehicles

Greenville – Marine units from Delaware City, Holloway Terrace, Minguas, Port Penn and the Good Will Fire Companies, along with other supporting agencies responded to Northern New Castle County for multiple reports of drivers stranded by high water last night.

Crews responded to the area of Snuff Mill Road just south of the Pennsylvania border where they rescued the occupants of two vehicles in high water. Other units responded to Barley Mill Road where another driver was safely pulled from the water.

Rescue workers responded to a total of four calls for stranded motorist, all resolved safely. No injuries were reported.

State Police issued a statement just after 11:15 pm last night

Barley Mill Road (DE 141) northbound south of Kennett Pike (DE. 52) south of Greenville is closed due to water in the roadway. DelDot is currently on the scene working to alleviate the water on the roadway.

Commuters are advised to use caution in the area and seek alternate routes of travel as crews will be working in the area.

Northern New Castle County received approximately 5 inches of rain in roughly an hour’s time Sunday night. The heavy rain quickly filled area creeks and the Hoopes Reservoir.

Update: 4:30 am Monday: Delaware City Fire Company is currently responding to a report of a Water Rescue on Pigeon Point Rd And Pyles Lane in New Castle. It appears that another vehicle has become stranded in flood water.


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