RIVER FLOODING: Neuse River at Kinston drops below major flood stage

The Neuse river crested at 21.51 feet Friday
Highway 11 closed Thursday morning in Kinston.
Highway 11 closed Thursday morning in Kinston.(WITN)
Published: Nov. 12, 2020 at 1:30 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2020 at 8:58 AM EST
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Neuse River Forecast


Currently: 21.21 ft and dropping

Crested: Friday morning 21.51 ft. (major flood stage)

Impacts: At 21.0 feet, some homes and businesses southeast of Kinston are flooded. Highway 11 is also closed in both directions due to flooding just south of U.S. 70 at Skinner’s Bypass. Several secondary roads southeast of Kinston are also closed.

Small streams across Lenoir, southern Pitt and northern Craven counties flood secondary roads and may affect some homes. At 23.0 ft., Many homes and businesses on the south side of the river from Seven Springs to Kinston are flooded. Highway 11 and numerous secondary roads are impassable. Water floods the Rivermont area.