Saturday, March 25, 2023

Update: NCDOT monitoring road closures as Hurricane Dorian heads into Southeastern NC

US Highway 421 on Thursday morning. (Port City Daily photo / NCDOT)
US Highway 421 on Thursday morning. (Port City Daily photo / NCDOT)

Update Friday 7 a.m. – In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, there are multiple road closures in the greater Wilmington area due to flooding and debris. You can find an active list and interactive map online here.

Road closures as of Friday morning. (Courtesy NCDOT)

WILMINGTON — The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is monitoring road closures across the Cape Fear region as Hurrian Dorian brings increasingly heavy rains and strong wind.

According to the NCDOT, so far the only road closures are parts of Highway 17 in Brunswick County between Leland and Shallotte, but more may follow. NCDOT warns drivers of flash floods due to rain and storm surge.

NCDOT teams are using drones to monitor road conditions across the coastal. So far, U.S. 421 in New Hanover County – which flooded badly during and after Hurricane Florence – remains passable.

Port City Daily will continue to update this article. You can also follow NCDOT on Twitter or visit DriveNC for updates.

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