State officials are still discouraging people from driving to southeastern North Carolina because of flooded and damaged roads, including large sections of Interstate 40 and 95, but many people are trying and getting stuck in traffic.
With the Lumber, Cape Fear, Neuse and Northeast Cape Fear rivers at or near record flood levels in southeast North Carolina, the state Department of Transportation says it has no idea when Interstates 95 and 40 or other major highways to and from the coast will reopen.
A Johnston County man died and an Onslow County man was charged with death by vehicle and driving while impaired after his pickup truck hit or damaged four other vehicles on a road near Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday night, the State Highway Patrol said.
The state of North Carolina is arranging for the large transport ship MV Cape Ray to ferry trucks and supplies into the Port of Wilmington to relieve shortages in the city caused by Hurricane Florence flooding.
A 29-year-old Raleigh woman was identified Tuesday as the person who died in a single-car wreck on Capital Boulevard before dawn Monday, and crash investigators said they suspected she had been drinking.
Interstate 40 near mile marker 387 in Pender County, N.C. is flooded as a result of Hurricane Florence, blocking one of the major routes in and out of southeastern NC . NC DOT posted this drone video Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.
The rain from first Hurricane and then Tropical Storm Florence has finally stopped in Eastern North Carolina, but flooding continues, and the N.C. Department of Transportation says hundreds of roads are still closed.
Hurricane Florence closed nearly every major road and highway in eastern North Carolina due to flooding. Travel is dangerous because NC DOT advisories can’t keep up with changing and extreme weather conditions.
With Hurricane Florence expected to slam North Carolina on Thursday, the N.C. Department of Transportation is being forced to apply some of the lessons it learned from Hurricane Matthew just two years ago.
As Hurricane Florence approaches North Carolina and South Carolina, the city of Raleigh has decided to close down Clark Avenue between Peace Street and Bellwood Drive to prevent injury due to an old stormwater pipe below the road.