Sanford Dam breaches in Boiling Spring Lakes, water draining at fast rate

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

BOILING SPRING LAKES, N.C. (WTVD) -- Water is draining at a fast rate after the Sanford dam breached around 7:10 p.m. Saturday due to rains from Florence.

The city, located in Brunswick County, took to Facebook and said the failure of the dam was due to the water volume over the last several days.

The Big Lake began draining at a fast rate along with Pine and North Lakes.

The Emergency Action plan was enacted and the city said no member of the public was at risk.

Downloading the ABC11 app is the best way to stay up-to-date on the latest conditions from Hurricane Florence.

Several roads are closed for the immediate future, including Alton Lennon, E. Boiling Spring Road and Hwy 87.

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