North Carolina DOT Continues to Respond to Effects of Hurricane Matthew

Via NCDOT news release

Under the direction of Governor Pat McCrory, the N.C. Department of Transportation continues to respond to the effects of Hurricane Matthew and ongoing flooding on roadways in central and eastern North Carolina. Drivers are urged to visit or call 5-1-1 for real-time road closure and traffic conditions before they leave.

Hurricane Matthew

“Safety remains our top priority as we work to address the damage caused by major flooding on roadways,” said Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson. “While the storm has passed, many roads are still impassable, and conditions in some areas are worsening as floodwaters rise."

Crews and equipment are being shifted from western North Carolina to assist with recovery efforts in the areas impacted by the storm. More than 1,100 NCDOT employees, nearly 350 pieces of equipment and more than 630 chainsaws have been utilized statewide.

“We continue to stress that motorists should not try to drive through flood waters,” continued Tennyson. “Please pay attention to signs and barricades to help us avoid further tragedy on our roadways.”

After floodwaters recede, NCDOT crews must assess the integrity of the roads and bridges to make sure they are safe for drivers. Roads and bridges could be damaged by floodwaters and debris and require repair.

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