Crash, car fire cause Route 1 delays south of Dover

Northbound Route 1 traffic was being diverted off the highway at Trapshooters Road. (Photo: DelDOT)

DOVER, DELAWARE (1/19/2017) A serious crash closed northbound Route 1 (Bay Road) just south of Dover Air Force Base this morning for about an hour. One southbound lane also was closed.

DelDOT reported the crash at 7:36 a.m. today.

The crash was near the curve just south of the Route 9 overpass.

A traffic cam showed all traffic being diverted off the highway at  at the Trapshooters Road exit, just south of the St. Jones River. A major backup was reported northbound.

A car fire just south of the Route 1 exit at Frederica (Exit 86) was causing southbound delays at 7:50 a.m. DelDOT reported the right southbound lane closed.

All lanes were reopened at both locations by 8:30 a.m.