Nash County officials eye rising Tar River
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) — Nash County officials are keeping a close eye on the Tar River, which has flooded secondary roads and is causing travel issue.
Flooding in the area isn’t expected to peak until the river crests at about 9 p.m. Tuesday in Rocky Mount. The predicted high-water mark of 2.9 feet is just a few feet lower than Hurricane Matthew brought.
Downstream at Tarboro, the river isn’t expected to crest until the wee hours of Friday morning. Officials expect it to be above 32 feet there, which is lower than the mark Hurricane Matthew set at that point.
CLICK FOR IMAGES OF FLOODING & CRASHESBut, so far, the flooding is mainly contained to a few low-lying areas with poor drainage.
In some cases drains are blocked, while in others they simply weren’t big enough to handle the amount of water present.
Chief Deputy Brandon Medina of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office