Eastern Carolina Roads Washing Over

Roads here in Eastern Carolina are starting to feel the effects of round two of rain this week as several now have started to wash over.

In Pitt County, the DOT is closing Mobley Bridge Road near Simpson where the Chicod Creek is overspilling its banks, Highway 33 near Tucker Road outside of Simpson has several inches of water standing on it now. while several places on Blackjack Simpson Road also has standing water. There is high water along Highway 903 south of Tyler Road in Stokes. Old Tar Road between Vernon White and Firetower Road is flooded, according to a viewer.

In Craven County, several homes along Highway 43 outside of Vanceboro are seeing water close to their doors, while the highway itself is also starting to flood.

The National Weather Service says U.S. 17 in Pender County there is six inches of water on the highway.

In Jones County there is high water along U.S. 17 between Maysville & Pollocksville. High water is also reported on Pole Pocosin Road near Pollocksville. High water is also on Old Kinston-Trenton Raod near Highway 58.

ECU will close several parking lots at 5:00 p.m. which often flood. Those are the B1 lot off College Hill Drive and the lower lot at Minges.


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  • by Greenville res. Location: Pitt county on Sep 30, 2010 at 05:57 PM
    It's ridiculous that school hasn't been canceled for Friday already. I live in Greenville, just outside the city limits and our roads are completely under water. Plus, everyone has septic systems, and they're all backed up...so it's not just rain water, it's feces infested rain water that these kids are expected to wade through. BTW, it's now 9pm Thrs. night...I thought the rain was supposed to end Thrs. morning. Please put down your magic 8 ball and try looking at the radar when you make your weather forecast. Some of us really need to know.
  • by Kate on Sep 30, 2010 at 04:36 PM
    It's more likely and I quote from ask.com "When warm air rises from the ocean's surface, an area of low pressure is built below."
  • by NANCY Location: HOMETOWN PLYMOUTH on Sep 30, 2010 at 03:48 PM
    THIS ALOT OF WATER,SOME HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS MUCH WATER,BUT BE VERY CAREFULL.IF YOU CANT SEE THE ROAD,DONT DRIVE,STAY INSIDE,FOR ELECRTICAL POLES MAY BE DOWN,OR LIVE CABLE WIRES.BE CAREFULL.
  • by peace35 Location: greenville on Sep 30, 2010 at 07:22 AM
    you all making all these comments about school closing. what will you have to say when your child has to make up this day for a holiday?so complaining and just except that this is GOD's work man has no control all we can do is make the best out of it and stay as safe as possible.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 30, 2010 at 06:39 AM
    How many of you concerned parents who are in your forties or older, as child was dismissed from school because of rain, snow, heat or whatever. Yes, when it rain, streets becomes more hazardous but as a driver, you already know that and should drive accordingly. Now,I'm assuming that a school bus is much heavier, steadier and safer to drive through standing water than a car, school buildings are contructed to withstand severe elements, etc. As for teen drivers, once they are out of school, they are going to drive regardless of the weather. I'm a parent and I want my child to be safe
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Sep 30, 2010 at 06:07 AM
    The streets down here are full of water. It's overflowed down the street from my house that me and my wife can't even go anywhere. At least we are living on high ground and don't have anywhere we have to go to. Just letting time pass by and drinking some coffee. That's all that I can do.
  • by PCS PARENT Location: PITT on Sep 30, 2010 at 04:05 AM
    Well, I do believe the schools were in the right. As a driver on the roads in Pitt County all day. I went through a lot of flooding seeing near accidents. If they allowed the children to leave early there would have been more accidents with children being hurt. From 9 am until 5pm it was coming down so fast and thick that the drainage ditch's didn't have a chance to keep up. I would have preferred a latter release. To make sure roads and homes were safe enough to leave the kids. Our children would be whole lot safer at the schools then on the road traveling back home to unknown environment. As for teenage drivers safety, everyone including parents knew there was going to heavy flooded area's with the rain coming. The parents who were so upset their kids have to drive home after. Should haven't let them drive and made arrangement for them to get to school. But, if you would notice the teens had no problems driving. It was the adults who were struggling with hydroplane.
  • by F Location: Pitt on Sep 29, 2010 at 08:16 PM
    PItt County schools-Kids were dropped off at the entrance of subdivisions that had water on the roads, some with water knee deep. There is definitely something wrong with this picture.
  • by student Location: greenville on Sep 29, 2010 at 07:02 PM
    any news on ecu? do they want kids driving in pouring rain on flooded streets to get to class?
  • by Jessica Location: Ayden North Carolina on Sep 29, 2010 at 06:37 PM
    Heads up ya'll streets are flooding in ayden and ditches are overflowing into streets. I think they should think About closeing schools tomorrow, Its flooding and flooding FAST
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