Major Flooding Shuts Down Roads In Halifax County

Part of I-95 in Halifax County and several roads in Roanoke Rapids are shut down because of major flooding in the area.

Halifax County officials say the flooding is due to precipitation that came through early Saturday morning. They say more than 7 inches of rain has fallen since 4 a.m.

I-95 at Exit 173 is closed, the road is not expected to reopen until later in the day.

Sam Powell Dairy Road is also flooded and closed near Highway 48.

Officials say most of Roanoke Rapids is flooded including Smith Church Road near Halifax Regional Medical Center, and Massey Funeral Home on Jackson Street and 9th Street. A sinkhole formed on Hamilton and 2nd Streets.

Officials are asking residents to stay home as waters continue to rise. Halifax County remains under a Flash Flood Warning.

We have a crew headed to the scene and will have the latest tonight WITN News at 6 p.m.

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