Beaufort County Escapes Wrath Of Storm

Folks in Washington didn't see much damage from the high winds and heavy rains.

A few trees fell and flooding was an issue in spots. The wind cracked a tree along Highway 17, smashing a small building.

Water pooled into the dock area near Haven's Gardens and part of East Main Street was closed because of high water.

Flooding closed Whichard's Beach Road in Beaufort County Wednesday. The road is between Washington and Chocowinity and runs along the Pamlico River.

High water made travel impassable in spots.

The Whichard's Beach area is especially vulnerable when winds, like we saw with this storm, push water up into the Pamlico Sound and river.

The road reopened Wednesday afternoon.