Strong Thunderstorms soak Bladen County

Reported by Colin Hackman – bio |email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) –  Heavy downpours have soaked northern Bladen County for much of the evening, making travel and outdoor activities near impossible.

Tornado and thunderstorm warnings have been up throughout the evening in neighboring Hoke, Cumberland and Robeson Counties.

Travel is not advisable in northern Bladen County as heavy rains, winds and lightning will continue through at least 10:00 PM.  Even after the storms settle down ponding on roadways will be a real travel concern.

Please monitor WECT for all of the latest on the potential for severe weather.