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The wind and rain whipped across Delmarva yesterday.

Ocean City’s inlet was hit with sheets of rain and high winds.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that there were also report of flooding.

The National Weather Service imposed a coastal flooding advisory yesterday on Accomack, Northampton, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester counties along with Maryland beaches.

This part of the region saw at least 2 to 3 inches of rain with flooding in the low lying areas along the shore.

There were wind advisories throughout Delmarva yesterday.

Storm Hits Delmarva

Mar 14, 2017
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There is a high wind warning in effort for Sussex County until 4 p.m. this afternoon.

For Dorchester, Wicomico and Somerset Counties, a wind advisory is in effect until 1 p.m.

Also be mindful of a coastal flood warning until 3 p.m. for Kent and Sussex Counties.

There a winter weather advisory for Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot and Caroline Counties until 4 p.m.

In northern Delaware forecasters say that over 2 inches of snow has already fallen overnight and is expected throughout the day.

They expect up to 12 inches in New Castle diminishing further south.

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The snow should be tapering off this afternoon in Delaware with snow accumulation expected to be around 3 inches in New Castle County and 2 inches in Kent County.

Snow fall around Hockessin and Greenville has so far reached the 2 inch mark, the highest in the state so far.

Snow also fell even in Dover and Lewes with little accumulation.

Many schools in northern Delaware were also closed today.

There’s also a wind advisory in effect for Kent, Sussex, Queen Annes, Talbot and Caroline counties until 6 p.m. with speeds of up to 35 mph.

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SALEM, Va. (AP) - Officials hope rain will extinguish immediate concerns about wildfires in southwestern Virginia.

Ed Stoots of Virginia's Forestry Department says most fires are out after weeks of work by fire crews. He said rain expected through Wednesday night could fully resolve current worries.

Since mid-October, fire crews have battled 160 blazes that have burned nearly 5,400 acres. More than 400 homes and structures were saved, although four homes and 22 structures suffered damage.

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Snow Hill Road near Mt. Olive Branch intersection is about to reopen since its closure in late September.

Route 12 was hit by flooding after a deluge of rain during a three day period starting September 29th.   

And it has been closed due to standing water ever since.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that there was an extensive pipe replacement project at the Mt. Olive Branch delayed reopening that section.

The roadway should be open to traffic beginning tomorrow.

Heavy Rains Hit Delmarva

Sep 30, 2016
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More than 12 inches of rain hit Sussex County yesterday with a coastal flood watch this morning and a flash flood watch warning.

Areas include include the counties of Worcester, Wicomico, Sussex, Kent Delaware, and Caroline.

The heaviest rains hit the eastern portion of the county with strong winds whipping through the region.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Harbeson received the highest rainfall of just over 12 inches with Stockely coming in at just over 9 inches.

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THERE'S A HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM UNTIL 7 PM THIS EVENING.
    
TODAY -- PARTLY SUNNY. A 20% CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LATE. HIGHS IN THE MID 90'S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
HEAT INDEX VALUES UP TO 107.

TONIGHT -- MOSTLY CLEAR. A 20% CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. HUMID WITH LOWS IN THE UPPER 70'S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. HEAT INDEX VALUES UP TO 101 IN THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.
 

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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - Environmental officials say millions of gallons of sewage have flowed in the Patapsco River after a line broke during flooding in Ellicott City.

Jay Apperson is a spokesman for the Department of the Environment. He tells The Baltimore Sun that about 5 million gallons per day of sewage have poured into the Sucker Branch tributary of the Patapsco.

Apperson says the break came in Ellicott City when the town took on 6.5 inches of water within hours Saturday night. The broken line was not discovered until Tuesday.

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Rain is suspected to be the main cause of a sinkhole that was 3 feet by 6 feet wide and 3 feet deep which showed up on Route 90 into Ocean City.

It showed up in the right lane of traffic and a portion of the shoulder just as the Assawoman Bay Bridge hits the land on the bay side of Ocean City.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that traffic backed up for those trying to leave the resort while authorities got the vehicles coming into the city moved off the highway and onto detours.

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - State environmental officials have issued a water quality advisory at Rehoboth Beach after high levels of bacteria were found in the water.

Rehoboth Beach City Manager Sharon Lynn says that while swimming isn't banned, warning signs were posted Thursday on the back of lifeguard stands. The beach and ocean remain open.

Elevated bacteria levels were shown in a water sample taken Wednesday, the day before the Rehoboth area got over an inch of rain.

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