North Carolina DOT Travel Alert Update, Detour Options

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North Carolina Road Closures | I-95 Exit Guide

TRAVEL NOT ADVISED IN MOST OF SOUTHEASTERN & SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA

The North Carolina Department of Transportation advises motorists not to travel in these counties because many roads are still flooded or flooding:


Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Western Craven (west of US 17), Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, southern Johnston (south of 70), Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, and southern Wayne (south of 70 Business)


If travel is essential, at this time NCDOT believes these routes are the least likely to flood.

From Raleigh to Kinston

  • I-440 to US 64 East
  • Take Exit 436 to US 264 East
  • US 264 East to NC 11 South in Greenville
  • Continue on NC 11 South to Kinston

From Raleigh to New Bern

  • I-440 to US 64 East
  • Take Exit 436 to US 264 East
  • US 264 East through Greenville to Washington
  • In Washington, take US 264 East to US 17 South
  • US 17 South to New Bern

From Raleigh to Havelock

  • I-440 to US 64 East
  • Take Exit 436 to US 264 East
  • US 264 East through Greenville to Washington
  • In Washington, take US 264 East to US 17 South
  • US 17 South to New Bern
  • In New Bern, take US 17 South to US 70 East
  • US 70 East to Havelock

From Raleigh to Morehead City

  • I-440 to US 64 East
  • Take Exit 436 to US 264 East
  • US 264 East through Greenville to Washington
  • In Washington, take US 264 East to US 17 South
  • US 17 South to New Bern
  • In New Bern, take US 17 South to US 70 East
  • US 70 East through Havelock to Morehead City

From Raleigh to Jacksonville

  • I-440 to US 64 East
  • Exit 436 to US 264 East
  • US 264 East thru Greenville to Washington
  • In Washington, take US 264 east to US 17 south
  • US 17 south to New Bern
  • In New Bern, take US 17 south to US 70 east
  • US 70 east through Havelock to Morehead City
  • In Morehead City take US 70 east to NC 24 west
  • NC 24 west through Swansboro to Jacksonville

Several sections of I-95 and I-40 are still flooded.
I-95 Southbound traffic from Virginia should use US-64 West (Exit 138) to I-540 West to I-40 West to US-321 South to I-85 South.
Follow directions in South Carolina to re-access I-95.


At this time no safe, stable or reliable route exists for the public to get to and from Wilmington.


Although water is receding on some roads, the roads and bridges may be damaged and the road closures are still in effect. Signage should be adhered to.

There are many others in which the flood levels are continuing to rise.


GPS systems are routing users into areas NCDOT is not recommending for travel.


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