Road closure in Johnston County will cause delays for 24-36 hours

CLAYTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A communication breakdown is being blamed for traffic problems in Clayton on Tuesday.

Norfolk Southern Railway was scheduled to repair a railroad crossing on Highway 42 just off Highway 70 business. However, according to the Town of Clayton, the railroad company made a last minute change and instead decided to work on an area on Powhatan Road.


The railroad company is expected to work on Powhatan Road all day Tuesday.

The closure of Highway 42 is now expected to happen some time Wednesday into Thursday. Crew are expected to need 24-36 hours to complete the work.


When the Highway 42 closure happens, drivers could detour around it by picking up Buffalo Road to Covered Bridge Road. However, be aware that those roads will be much more crowded than usual. So still plan for some extra time to make sure you get where you're going safely and on time.
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