Heavy rain floods roads throughout central NC
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Some roads have been closed due to flooding as heavy rain continues to fall throughout central North Carolina. In addition to flooding, dozens of crashes were reported Monday.
CLICK TO VIEW 7 LARGER IMAGESMore than 40 wrecks were reported just in Wake, Durham and Cumberland counties by Monday afternoon, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, whose numbers did not include wrecks within cities or towns.
As of Tuesday morning in Raleigh, Avent Ferry Road was closed between Gorman Street and Varsity Drive due to flooding from Bushy Fork Creek. Atlantic Avenue at Crabtree Creek was also closed due to heavy flooding. The 700 block of Capital Boulevard also had lanes shut down due to high waters. Police were stationed there to warn drivers of the road conditions.
Flooding along the Crabtree Creek basin in Raleigh will cause major flooding in multiple areas, according to the National Weather