Due to the heavy rain and resulting damage, Alexander County remains under a State of Emergency, according to Emergency Services Director Russell Greene.
Yesterday’s flooding, with additional rain last night, has caused several roads to either wash out or remain under water. More rain is expected today.
Emergency Services performed five (5) swift-water rescues since 4:00 a.m. this morning pulling six (6) individuals from the vehicles that entered flooded territories.
Caldwell County is having a problem with Icard Dam which could impact Petra Mill Road.
Duke Energy is maintaining 70 feet of open gate at Oxford Dam.
Affected roads include: Rink Dam Road (two places), Devil’s Track Road, Hubbard Road, Icard Ridge Road, Herman Road, Dover Church Road, Zeb Watts Road, Liledoun Road (both bridges), Willie McLeod Road, Antioch Church Road, Peaceful Lane, Barrett Mountain Road, and Heritage Farm Road.
Please stay off the roadways if at all possible, but use extreme caution if you must travel.
Alexander County 911 Communications is inundated with calls and emergency radio traffic, so only call 911 in an actual emergency.