Tropical storm, flash floods, tie up travel in North Carolina

By Land Line staff | Friday, June 07, 2013

Tropical Storm Andrea has produced a number of weather warnings, flooding and other travel hazards in North Carolina, especially in the east and central parts of the state. The North Carolina DOT advised to stay alert, avoid taking risks and adhere to travel conditions, road closures and detours.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation continues to post updates to its traveler information management system, which is searchable by region, route and county. Click here to view special alerts and travel conditions for the state.

According to the latest posting on Friday, June 7, flash flood warnings and tropical storm warnings were in effect for the North Carolina Coastal, Triad, Triangle, Eastern Mountains and Metrolina regions.

The agency was posting updates on social media sites Facebook and Twitter to keep people informed. The message is consistent: “If a flooded roadway is encountered, turn around and seek an alternate route.”

The towns of Murphy and Robbinsville have been under a flood emergency for much of the year so far. The latest emergency declaration from Gov. Pat McCrory issued May 21 is in effect through July 21.

To find out more about the weather conditions and what areas are affected, click here.

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