UPDATE: Road closures in New Hanover County

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Water Street was closed due to flooding on Sunday. Photo by Hannah Leyva.
Water Street was closed due to flooding on Sunday. Photo UPDATEby Hannah Leyva.

UPDATE: Monday, 3  p.m.

According to New Hanover County Emergency Information, the following roads are closed Monday;

  • Greenville Loop Road / White Oak Drive (partially)
  • Putnum Drive / Medallion
  • 300 Foxwood Lane
  • 100 S. Front St.
  • 100 Harper
  • 1000 Porters Neck Road (partially)
  • Fairlawn / Clover (damaged)
  • 1612 Chestnut St. (partially)
  • 2000 Princess Place Drive
  • 321 Edgewater Club Road / Figure Eight Island
  • 5219 Holly Shelter Road / Blue Clay Road
  • 4300 Randall Pkwy (partially)
  • 99 Torchwood Blvd./Cauthen Way (partially)
  • 400 Normandy Drive (partially)
  • 2500 Brodick Court (partially)
  • 200 S. Third St.
  • Atlanta Avenue / South Fourth Street
  • 3600 Middle Sound Loop Road (partially)
  • Sweetbriar Road / Lincoln Road
  • 5399 Holly Shelter Road / Lula Nixon Road
  • 1800 Blue Clay Road (partially)
  • Meadowood / Candlewood drives
  • 3900 S. College Road (partially)
  • 200-400 Atlanta Ave.
  • 600 S. Third St.
  • 500 Hidden Valley Road
  • 400-700 Carolina Beach Ave. S.
  • 200-900 S. Lake Park Blv.
  • Canal Drive / Carl Winner
  • 800-1700 Canal Drive
  • 199 Raleigh Ave.

Roads may close and reopen as stormwater accumulates and drains. If you must drive, use extreme caution.  A Flash flood watch remains in effect for New Hanover County through Monday evening.

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UPDATE: Monday, 9 a.m.

According to New Hanover County Emergency Information, the following roads were closed Monday morning;

  • 1299 Saint Joseph St./Hidden Hills Drive
  • 600 Emory St. (partially)
  • Chestnut St. (partially)
  • 2710 Hermitage Road
  • 500 Hidden Valley Road
  • Fairlawn/Clover
  • 321 Edgewater Club Road/Figure Eight Island
  • 1381 N Kerr Ave. (partially)
  • 600 Emory St. (partially)
  • Lewis Dr/Otter Drive
  • 199 Raleigh Ave.
  • 7500-8000 Sidbury Road (partially)
  • 199 Carl Winner Ave.
  • 204 Canal Drive/Carolina Beach Ave.
  • 5399 Holly Shelter Road/Lula Nixon Road
  • 600 S Third St.
  • 6199 Murrayville Road (partially)
  • 399 Torchwood Blv./Beacon Drive (partially)
  • S Lake Park Blv./Atlanta Ave.
  • Canal Drive/Sea Oats Lane (partially)
  • Netherlands Drive/Amsterdam Way (partially)
  • Red Cedar Road/Middle Sound Loop Road (partially)
  • 4500 N College Road (partially)
  • 1200 S College Road (partially)
  • 5899 Blue Clay Road/Holly Shelter Road (partially)
  • 4549 Gordon Road/North College Road (partially)
  • Carolina Beach Road from Saint Andrews to Tilson (partially)
  • N College Road/Oakland Drive
  • 5100 Blue Clay Road (partially)
  • Kings Drive (partially)
  • 4599 Blue Clay Road/Sidbury Road (partially)
  • 1200 N Kerr Ave.
  • Barton Oaks Drive/South Beresford Court
  • Meadowood/Candlewood
  • Saint Andrews and Hunting (partially)
  • Driftwood Ln/South Carolina Beach Ave.
  • Putnum Drive/Medallion
  • 500 Old Mill Road (partially)
  • Van Dyke near Windmill Way
  • 7799 Retriever Drive / Murrayville Road (partially)
  • Gordon Road between Northbrook and Gladbrook (partially)
  • New Centre Drive (partially)
  • Farrington Farms (partially)
  • Kinston Ave. (partially)
  • Barnards Landing/Indian Trail
  • N Water Street & S Water Street
  • 4936 Woods Edge Drive (partially)
  • Canal Drive/Carl Winner
  • River Road / Cape Blvd. (partially)
  • McRae Street near MLK overpass (partially)

Roads may close and reopen as stormwater accumulates and drains. If you must drive, use extreme caution.  A Flash flood watch remains in effect for New Hanover County through Monday evening.

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UPDATE: Monday, 6:45 a.m.

South Shore Drive from the 1400 block to the Topsail Beach town line is open. Town officials advise residents to use caution as 6 – 8 inches of standing water still remains in some areas.

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UPDATED: Sunday, 8:45 p.m.

The Surf City Police Department has closed South Shore Drive from the 1400 to the Topsail Beach town line due to heavy flooding. Police are reporting several disabled vehicles in the area as well as heavy flooding in the canal streets. They are asking residents to stay off the streets and roadways until the water levels subside.

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UPDATED: Sunday, 6:15 p.m.

New Hanover County officials have closed the following roads.

  • N Water St & S Water St
  • Amsterdam Way near Netherlands
  • Van Dyke near Windmill Way
  • Barton Oaks Dr/S Beresford Ct
  • New Centre Dr (in area of Golden Corral)
  • Farrington Farms near Gordon
  • Masonboro Loop between Holiday Hills & Trails End Dr.
  • 16th/Dawson
  • Also Finian Dr. & Downey Creek
  • Greenbriar Rd/Billmark Dr
  • Barnards Landing/Indian Trail
  • 700 block of Arboretum Dr.
  • Mcrae St under the MLK overpass near WPD
  • S 5th Ave almost completely flooded
  • UNCW street Wagoner and Randall until Alumni closed
  • 1100 block E Stewart Circle
  • Wendover Ln all the way to Darden
  • 200 block of Foxwood Lane
  • Northwood Rd (near Station Rd)
  • Carolina Beach Rd from Saint Andrews to Tilson may be impassable to many vehicles, large amount of water in roadway
  • Gordon Rd impassable between Northbrook and Gladbrook
  • 500 Old Mill Rd (knee high water)
  • Sedgley and The Cape Blvd
  • 1800 block of Blue Clay Rd
  • Reynolds and Cahill shut down

Signalized intersections are in operation but drivers should remember the rules of the road.  Always give right of way to the driver to the right after coming to a complete stop.

Missing street signs can be reported to city, state or county officials depending on the location of the sign.  Other obstacles to safe driving may be piles of storm debris too close to the curb or intersection.  There may also be standing water on the road obscuring safety hazards, according to New Hanover County officials.

Check back for more updates to this story as they become available.

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Town officials in Carolina Beach have closed off Carolina Beach Avenue North due to flooding. Canal Drive and Freeman Park have been closed since Friday and remain so on Sunday afternoon.

Lake Park Boulevard is also closed between Atlanta Avenue and Sumter Avenue. Dow Road can be used as an alternate route.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid these and other areas with high standing water and to stay off the streets unless necessary. The town’s variable message signs, which displayed the road closures, have been removed due to high winds. Residents are encouraged to check the town’s website for the latest closures.