Flash Flood Watch& Warning in effect


EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA - Early Tuesday certain roads in eastern North Carolina were closed after heavy downpours were reported overnight.

A Flash Flood Warning was in effect for Pitt and Martin Counties until 7:45 a.m. Tuesday and a Flash Flood Watch was in effect for most of eastern North Carolina until 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Several road closures were noted in Duplin County, in particular. Drivers were warned to slow down and to be alert during the morning commute.

According to the Department of Transportation, roads were closed due to flooding from the intersection of NC Highway 403 to the intersection of US 117 Connector. Emmett Jackson Road was closed from Bradshaw Crow Road to Virginia Johnson Road due to a pipe failure. The intersection of NC Highway 50 to the intersection of Lightwood Bridge Road was closed because of flooding as well.

As of 6 a.m. Tuesday parts of Onslow and Duplin Counties had picked up between three to four inches of rainfall. Lighter amounts were measured across Craven and Carteret Counties.

Watch NewsChannel 12 This Morning Live for forecast updates from StormTrack 12 Meteorologist Les Still.

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