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Heavy rain causes street flooding, road closures across southeastern NC

Chadbourn flooding (Source: Kaitlin Stansell) Chadbourn flooding (Source: Kaitlin Stansell)
Sinkhole on Point Caswell Road in Atkinson, NC (Source: Robert Pearce) Sinkhole on Point Caswell Road in Atkinson, NC (Source: Robert Pearce)
SOUTHEASTERN, NC (WECT) -

Several areas across the southeastern part of the state are dealing with localized flooding due to heavy rainfall throughout the weekend.

A flood watch has been extended until 8 p.m. Monday night for all of southeastern North Carolina.

Several roads in Columbus and Bladen Counties are considered "impassable" due to flooding water over the roads, including Bill Hooks Road and Peacock Road in Whiteville, East Fifth Avenue and North Wilson in Chadbourn, and many other areas throughout Cerro Gordo and Tabor City. ​

According to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, most of the city of Clarkton in Bladen County is flooded. One home in the Clarkton area has been flooded. 911 also reports flooding along South Page Road and along the Highway 701 bypass.

There are also reports of a sinkhole caused by the rain on Point Caswell Road in the Atkinson area of Pender County. According to NC DOT, The portion of Point Caswell Road will re-open at 2:00 Friday Afternoon. 

Emergency officials in Brunswick County are reporting several inches of standing water along Highway 133 near Funston Road; however there are no road closures at this time.

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