Wilmington remains an island for now


Roads impassible, prospects for resupplying city are uncertain.

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — As food, water and fuel supplies dwindle all over the region in the days after Hurricane Florence, impassable roads are making it difficult to replenish the supply.

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said Monday morning the Cape Fear River is expected to crest Tuesday, but that won’t mean immediate access to the city.

“I don’t think those roads coming into the city will be able to be travel until at least Wednesday,” he said. “The bridges will still need to be inspected even after the water clears before people can travel on them.”

Until roadways are open, officials are using other avenues to get supplies in.

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