Downed power lines have resulted in the closure of a highway here in the east.
The NC-DOT says that all lanes of US-117 are closed near Great Swamp Loop in Wilson County, south of Wilson.
Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling in the area and use one of the following detour routes.
Motorists traveling Southbound on US-117 should turn right onto Alton Rd. (SR 1643). Continue on Alton Rd. and take the ramp on the left to I-795 Southbound. Continue South on I-795 and take Exit 14, NC-222. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp and continue straight to reaccess US-117 (South Wilson Street). Motorists traveling Northbound on US-117 should turn left onto NC-222. Continue West on NC-222 and take the ramp on the right to I-795 Northbound. Continue North on I-795 and take Exit 13, Alton Road. Turn right at the end of the ramp and continue straight to reaccess US-117 Northbound.
The road is expected to be clear by 11:00.
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