- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) - Delaware transportation officials briefly closed the bridge on the state’s main coastal artery because of a dune breach as Hurricane Jose churned up dangerous surf and rip currents along the U.S. East Coast while it moved north over the Atlantic Ocean.

Officials said a breach in the dunes near Conquest Road prompted the closure of the Indian River Inlet bridge to both northbound and southbound traffic between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach on Tuesday morning.

Traffic resumed flowing in both directions by noon, but one northbound lane remained closed.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service posted coastal flood warnings for the central and southern Delaware, and a coastal flood advisory for other areas in the mid-Atlantic, including Worcester and St. Mary’s counties in southern Maryland.

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