Dune Breach At Conquest Beach Update


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Dune breach at Conquest beach looking towards route 1

Hurricane Jose breached the dune this morning and closed route 1.  This was in combination with bay water flooding the southbound lane first, then the dune breached and closed the entire highway.  The breach is a couple hundred yards south of the drive on access at Conquest beach.  The area where water has been washing in and flattening the beach.  Del Dot closed roue 1, but is expecting it to reopen once the water recedes.  Tony Pratt’s crew is going to close the breach at low tide and then monitor it for the next high tide.  This will happen around 9 PM and is expected to be worse than this morning’s high tide.   We will keep you posted of  any changes and closures.



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Dune breach looking towards the ocean at conquest beach
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The back bay areas are fine and so far only flooding in Oak Orchard at River road and Chief’s road.  The access through the field is open for residents only.   Route 24 is backed up heavily due to detoured traffic, it is n’t going to get any better anytime sooner either.  Be safe and smart out there.  Driving through saltwater is bad for your vehicle.

Fish On!

Rich King




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River road flooded at chiefs road in Oak Orchard
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  1. […] them.  Wind is pushing sand around so fast and hard  it is covering up anything on the beach.  The dune breach is being patched and will be watched tonight by Del Dot and the DNREC […]

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