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River Road/HWY 133 reopen to traffic

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Heavy rain Monday caused about four feet of water to cover part of the road in between Daws Creek Road and Orton Road. (Source: WECT) Heavy rain Monday caused about four feet of water to cover part of the road in between Daws Creek Road and Orton Road. (Source: WECT)
River Road is closed from Daws Creek Road to Plantation Road. (Source: Google Earth) River Road is closed from Daws Creek Road to Plantation Road. (Source: Google Earth)
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

The section of River Road/HWY 133 in Brunswick County that has been closed since Monday is reopen to traffic.

According to the NCDOT website, the road will open at 3 p.m.

Brunswick County Emergency Services tweeted that the NCDOT had reopened the road.

Heavy rain Monday caused about four feet of water to cover part of the road in between Daws Creek Road and Orton Road. The road is closed between the roads. The standing water was down to one foot Wednesday.

According to drivers, the road closure has made an impact on their commute. Several drivers said they had to add major time to their work commute.

"I only work in Leland," said Alexis Saunders who has to pass through River Road every day. "So now I have to go through Southport and take  87 to 17 to get to Wilmington, it used to take me ten minutes now it takes one hour."

Some drivers went through the road closures signs and proceeded to drive through the flooding.

"Well we saw the barricades but we decided to pass through," said one driver.

Officials want to remind everyone, "when you see water, turn around, don't drown."

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