Heavy rain and flooding shuts down roads across the Triangle

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Multiple areas across the Triangle, including Wake Forest, Rolesville and Durham, have been experiencing flooding thanks to relentless rain.

One of the worst hit areas was Highway 401 near the Wake and Franklin county line. Multiple parts of the highway were washed away.

It happened in Franklin County near where Highway 401 and Highway 98 intersect. North Carolina Department of Transportation said the highway may not be fixed until August.

ABC11 will try to keep this list as current as possible. However, since roads reopen and close frequently during flooding, it's best to also keep an eye on the NCDOT's website.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Highway 96 collapsed between Martin Road and Little River Circle.

"The water found a way around the culvert here and it went over the top of the road and blew out the shoulder and took the asphalt with it," said Jason Dunigan, a Wake County maintenance engineer.

Part of 96 was also damaged in Franklin County.

Highway 96 at Barham Siding Road is also severely flooded.

NC 96 is closed in both directions in Zebulon.

Wake Forest

The Wake Forest Police Department has closed down Rogers Road at Hobblebush Way following extensive flooding in the area.

The department also closed a portion of Ligon Mill Road between Greenville Loop Road and Taylor's Ridge Road.

A woman got stuck in floodwaters in that area earlier in the day. She said she came around the curve and the waters took her car into a ditch. She was saved by a good Samaritan.

Louisburg Road, Hill Road and Moores Pond Road are closed in both directions.

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Rolesville officials evacuated Mill Bridge Nature Park around noon on Saturday.

The Rolesville Fire Department has also warned residents to stay away from a collapsed section of Mitchell Mill Road.


Durham officials closed the intersection of Roxboro Rd at Fairfield because of high water.

According to Duke Today, the Bryan Center has been shut down, as access has been hindered by flood waters.


NC 96 is under water at Perry Creek near Zebulon.

Wake County

Forestville Road near Creekside Drive is closed and will remain closed while crews evaluate damage.

While the focal point of the heaviest rain may be located in the mountains, where local amounts of up to six inches may fall between now and tomorrow night, the Triangle is still expected to get a thorough soaking over the next few days.

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Most of the numerical forecast models are implying that Raleigh should pick up between 2 and 2.5 inches of rain this weekend, which can cause flooding of both low-lying and poor drainage areas.

If you come across a flooded road and you cannot see the pavement, do not drive through it.

Several water rescues occurred on Saturday.

The Hopkins Fire Department saved four to eight people from home surrounded by water on Zebulon Road.

No one was injured.
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