Neuse River exceeds Union Point Park banks

Neuse River exceeds Union Point Park banks
Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 9:56 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2022 at 1:40 PM EDT
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NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) - The Neuse River is exceeding concrete barriers at Union Point Park in New Bern.

Images taken by WITN show water splashing over its constraints.

Water exceeding Neuse River constraints
Water exceeding Neuse River constraints(WITN Ellie Davis)

Pools of water are collecting in low-lying areas throughout the park.

Water floods parks of Union Point Park
Water floods parks of Union Point Park(Ellie Davis)

Water is also flooding the sides of New Bern’s Front Street.

Water gathering along Front Street
Water gathering along Front Street(WITN Ellie Davis)

The City of New Bern posted to social media that barricades have been put up at the South Front Street loop behind the bottom of Metcalf & Eden Streets and at the bottom of Fleet Street at South Front Street.

The city also says Oaks Road at Rennys Creek is experiencing flooding and the creek is rising quickly. Because of this, the area is closed.

WITN has a crew in New Bern watching conditions. We will update you on air and online as we learn more.

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