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With temperatures dropping the Delaware Department of Transportation has canceled planned road closures at I-95 and U.S. 202.

That includes the full closure of northbound I-95 this weekend.

State officials say that the contractor Mumford & Miller Concrete Incorporated decided yesterday to delay the work until after the winter months.  

It’s part of a three year major repaving project at the interchange .

The work was delayed earlier this year when the I-495 Bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington was shut down because of damage to its pilings.

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There will be a two road closures in Kent County Delaware involving removal and replacement of crossroad pipes.

Beginning next week on Monday August 18th and Wednesday August 20th the Delaware Department of Transportation will be working on Jarrells Road between Hopkins Cemetery Road and Little Mastens Corner Road between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.   

The following week on Monday August 25 and Wednesay August 27th DelDOT will be working on Hourglass Road between Judith Road and Slaughter Station Road between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.  

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Dams

LAUREL, Md. (AP) - Officials ordered hundreds of people to leave their homes in Laurel after heavy rains prompted a release from two dams in the area.

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says the Brighton Dam in Brookville and all seven gates at the T. Howard Duckett Dam in Laurel were opened Wednesday as a precaution and will remain open for several hours Thursday morning. It's unclear how long it will take for water to recede.

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Many electric customers were without power last night as blustery winds hit Delaware and parts of Maryland.

At 4:45 a.m. this morning Delmarva Power still reported around 17-hundred people without power.

1,200 of those were in Somerset County.

In New Castle County there were around 300 while in Cecil County around 160 were without power.

The Delaware Department of Transportation reports that trees were downed and closed a number of roads.

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There’s a flood advisory for New Castle County.

It’s the result of a storm that has hit northern Delaware with ice and freezing rain.

Dozens of roads have been closed as the result of downed trees and wires.

There have been numerous power outages with Delmarva Power reporting some 14,-thousand customers without electricity.

Around 69-hundred are located in New Castle County.

The rest are in Cecil and Harford counties in Maryland.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service is forecasting another storm – perhaps the worst this winter.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware transportation officials are reminding motorists of a major road closure in Wilmington over the weekend.

Interstate 95 north and southbound at the U.S. 202 interchange will be closed starting at 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.

Traffic will be detoured as crews demolish the existing bridge ramp from northbound I-95 to northbound U.S. 202 and replace two girders on the U.S. 202 bridge over I-95. Ramps from U.S. 202 southbound onto I-95 northbound and U.S. 202 northbound onto I-95 southbound also will be closed.