The rivers in Pender County are continuing to drop across the county. More state roads include Shaw Hwy are back open. The Black River has dropped less than a foot to 9.21 feet since Monday. The Northeast Cape Fear River has dropped a little more than 2.5 feet since Monday. The Northeast Cape Fear River is still in moderate flood stage and will be until late tomorrow evening.
The weather forecast for Friday and into next week is a front will bring more rain to the area and possibly slowing the rate the river levels are dropping.
However, some roads remain impacted by flooding.
Roadways, as of 3 p.m., Feb. 25, that are known to be affected by flooding include:
• 2356-3276 block of the Old Maple Hill Rd
• 1600-3700 block Croomsbridge Rd
• 0-735 River Bend Drive
• All of River Birch Rd
• All of Bear Run Rd
• Riverview Drive along the river
• 485-510 block River Trail
• 500-5100 block Heading Bluff Road
• Patriots Hall Drive past the Ranger Station
• All of Caldonia Creek Rd
• 100-849 block Old Blake House Road
• Old Savanah Road 100 Yards west of Van Eden Rd (Wash Out)
• Juniper Lane at the turn
• Whitestocking Rd near Chorley Drive
• Whitestocking Rd at Mack Williams
• Lower end of Sandy Bend Rd
• 800 block to the end on Carl Meeks Rd
• 100 block to the end on Patriots Watch
• Lower end of White Tail Lane
• 300 block of Battleground Rd
• Morgan Road 200 yards north of the bridge
• 700 block to the end of Pinkney Rd
• 500 block to the end of Old Ramsey Rd
• All of Cape Fear Drive
• All of Thoroughfare Rd
• Bethel Church Rd
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