Part of U.S. 264 in southwest Hyde County closed by flooding

By on September 14, 2018

Rose Bay is being inundated by the same waters flowing from the Pamlico Sound into the Pamlico and Neuse Rivers. (Twitter/HydeNC)

The Hyde County Mainland Emergency Operations Center has been getting numerous reports that Scranton and Sladesville are experiencing flooding approaching levels comparable to Hurricane Irene.

U.S. 264 from the Beaufort County Line to Turnpike Road at the Rose Bay flashing light is impassable at this point, and drivers strongly encouraged not to even attempt to access this section of U.S. 264 until further notice.

“Do not attempt to drive though water that is flowing over the street,” said a statement from Hyde County issued Friday afternoon. “A couple inches of flowing water can move a car off the road.”

Those in areas that are flooding and need to be evacuated to a local shelter or have any other needs, can call the EOC at 252-926-3715. You can also report any conditions on roads, downed trees or flooding.

Commodities, MRE’s, water, and tarps are also available.

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