Weather-related update, March 7

Flooding occurring across Cabarrus County


March 7, 2014 — Cabarrus County Emergency Management Officials are asking people traveling through Cabarrus County to stay aware of flood hazards affecting the area.
 
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning until 4:30 p.m., today. Many streams are at bankfull or flowing over into streets and yards, which could cause overbank flooding of the river.
 
According to the NWS, the rain is expected to continue across the area for the next several hours, causing local creeks and streams to rise even higher—especially along Mallard Creek and Rocky River. The NWS also reports Rocky River is rising fast and is expected to crest near 17 feet.
 
 
 
 
File photo courtesy of Cabarrus County Emergency Management
 
 
 


NCDOT crews have closed the following roads due to high water:

 

  • Hopewell Church Road between Kiser Road and Garmon Mill Road in Midland; 
  • Lake Lynn Road at Twinfield Drive in Concord; 
  • Hahn Scott Road at Lambert Road in Mount Pleasant; 
  • Pinebluff Road at Bluffton Drive in Midland.

Pharr Mill and Bowman Barrier roads were closed, but have since reopened.

Motorists who come to a location with high water should turn around and seek an alternate route. The water across the road may be too deep to cross safely.

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If faced with an emergency, please dial 911 for assistance.