High waters prompt road closures in Cabarrus Co.

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by WCNC.com Staff


Posted on March 7, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 7 at 8:09 PM

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. -- Cold, heavy rainfall saturated the Charlotte region overnight Thursday and into Friday morning, leaving behind flood hazards.

The National Weather service issued a flood warning for Cabarrus County until 4:30 Friday afternoon.

The NWS also reports that the Rocky River is rising fast and is expected to crest near 17 feet.

Cabarrus County Emergency Management officials said Friday morning several roadways are closed due to high water:

  • Hopewell Church Road between Kiser Road and Garmon Mill Road in Midland
  • Lake Lynn Road at Twinfield Drive in Concord
  • Bowman Barrier Road between Long Run Farm Road and Eastover Road in Mount Pleasant
  • Pharr Mill Road between Rocky River Road and Sequoia Hills Road in Harrisburg
  • Hahn Scott Road at Lambert Road in Mount Pleasant
  • Pinebluff Road at Bluffton Drive in Midland

Turn Around, Don't Drown! Emergency management officials are asking motorists traveling through Cabarrus County to be aware of the flood hazards. If you come across high water, turn around and seek an alternate route.

Flooding also caused some Cabarrus County students to arrive home later than usual, as buses ran into several detours on routes Friday afternoon. Students living around impassable roads were taken back to school and parents had to pick them up there.