Severe weather causes flooding of Brunswick County roads

Heavy rain causes flash flooding in Shallotte and other parts of Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Heavy rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Sally have caused flooding of several Brunswick County roads.

“My family and I were heading home from dinner in Ocean Isle to Holden Beach around 8:30pm and the rain started picking up. As we got closer to Shallotte the roads were starting to hold a lot of water. By the time we made it to Main Street the roads were under water and the rain wasn’t slacking any. Cars behind us started to float after I stopped my video. My dad said this was the worst flash flood he has ever seen here,” said Carly Pyatte.

A report on Brunswick County Facebook page noted the following areas that were flooded:

Hwy 17 by Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation – completely flooded

Mt Pisgah/Hwy 130 - standing water

South bound lane of Ocean Hwy at Orvin Lane in front of Clayton Homes – standing water

Wall St and Main St in Shallotte - Impassable by the ABC Store

Club View Lane in Calabash - impassable

Wildwood Village & Ocean Hwy E - impassable and rising fast – road closed

Hwy 17/ Union School RD – rapidly rising

Thomasboro Rd/ McMurray Rd - rapidly rising

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office advises people to avoid travel and use caution if driving.

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