Post Hurricane Florence road closures and road blocks are decreasing in some areas, although most of Southeatern North Carolina should still be avoided by motorists. Florence Road Conditions, I-95 Open in Both Directions

I-95 is open in both directions in North and South Carolina, but I-40 remains closed from NC 41 (Exit 385) to Wilmington.

The North Carolina and South Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) released road condition updates for Hurricane Florence.

North Carolina

The following areas in southeastern NC as still affected by flooding:

  • Wilmington
  • from the south via US 17
  • from the north via I-40 east to NC 24 east (Exit 373) to US 17 south
  • from Fayetteville via NC 87 to US 701 south to NC 211 east to US 74 east
  • Jacksonville via I-40 to NC 24 (Exit 373)
  • Kinston via NC 11 south from Greenville
  • New Bern via US 17 south from Washington
  • Havelock and Morehead City via US 17 in Washington to New Bern, then take US 70 east

The NC DOT still advises the following counties be avoided due to flooding and debris:

  • Bladen
  • Brunswick
  • Columbus
  • Duplin
  • Jones
  • Lenoir
  • Pender
  • Robeson
  • Sampson
  • Scotland
  • southeastern Wayne (south of 70 Business and east of US 117)

NC Ports plans to resume full commercial truck operations in Wilmington & Morehead City as soon as possible. Vessel operations are anticipated to commence by the end of this week. The Ports of Wilmington & Morehead City reopened to employees last week.

Click here for a complete list of roads affected by the storm and roadway conditions by county. 

South Carolina

The following areas are either still affected by the storm or have been updated:

  • SC 22 Closed in Both Directions from SC-905 to SC-90
  • SC 22 is closed from SC 905 to SC 90. The Waccamaw River is steadily rising along this section of SC 22. US 501 to Conway will be opened to traffic. Motorists traveling to areas east of Conway should use US 501. SC 22 will remain open from US 501 to SC 905 and SC 90 to US 17. Motorists are asked to be cautious as rising floodwaters will result in changing road conditions. Please do not drive past or move barricades. Updates will be provided as conditions change.
  • I-95 Re-opened in Both Directions in North and South Carolina
  • I-95 is opened in both directions in North and South Carolina. If you are involved in an accident with no injuries State law requires that the motorist move the vehicle off the roadway to avoid blocking traffic. Updates will be provided as conditions change.
  • US 501 in Conway
  • The northbound lanes of US 501 from SC 544 to US 378 are closed along US 501 in the area of Lake Busbee. US 501 traffic southbound toward Myrtle Beach is being diverted to SC 22 to avoid flooded areas in Conway.

The South Carolina DOT created a Hurricane Florence dedicated web page to help motorists work around closures.