WILMINGTON, N.C.(WFMY)-- Nearly a week after Florence hit North Carolina, the NC State Highway Patrol (NCSHP), emergency response and transportation officials are still asking drivers to not to travel in many areas in southeastern NC.
Many roads remain impassable due to flooding and road conditions are constantly changing.
Travel is not recommended in the following counties: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, western Craven (west of U.S. 17), Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, southern Johnston (south of U.S. 70), Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland and southern Wayne (south of U.S. 70 Business).
“Several roadways in the affected areas are still under water, presenting very dangerous driving conditions,” said Colonel Glenn McNeill Jr., commander of the State Highway Patrol. “While some routes are starting to open, motorists should avoid travel in flooded areas unless absolutely necessary and should never drive on flooded roads.”