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UPDATE: MLK PKWY reopens, officials still urge drivers to stay off roads

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Expect MLK Jr. Pkwy to be closed between N Kerr and downtown Wilmington. Blanton said WPD officers will be stationed at 23rd Street and N. Kerr detouring thru traffic. Expect MLK Jr. Pkwy to be closed between N Kerr and downtown Wilmington. Blanton said WPD officers will be stationed at 23rd Street and N. Kerr detouring thru traffic.
Officials from both the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and N.C. Highway Patrol say I-40 and I-140 are becoming extremely dangerous as well. Officials from both the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and N.C. Highway Patrol say I-40 and I-140 are becoming extremely dangerous as well.

SOUTHEAST, NC (WECT) – Emergency officials are urging drivers to get home and stay home.

Officials from the Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff's Office say roads are becoming impassable and are urging drivers to stay off the roads.

Lt. Blanton, with the WPD, said sections of Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, in Wilmington were closed Tuesday night because of icy road conditions. Emergency crews had to responding to several accidents in the area. 

MLK Jr. Pkwy was closed between N. Kerr and downtown Wilmington for the better part of four hours as NCDOT crews treated the icy roads. Blanton said WPD officers were stationed at 23rd Street and N. Kerr detouring thru traffic.

Blanton said the Isabel Holmes Bridge is back open to traffic now that the NCDOT has treated it properly as well. He said there were law enforcement officers posted at every on ramp onto MLK Parkway prohibiting access to the road for safety's sake.

Officials from both the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and N.C. Highway Patrol say I-40 and I-140 are extremely dangerous as well. They say ice has covered many parts of the roadS, causing dangerous driving conditions.

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