Highway 11 closed in both directions due to flooding

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Highway 11 in Lenoir County is closed in both directions due to flooding. There are more than 5 inches of rain on the roadway near the DuPont plant in Kinston.

Highway Patrol and Hugo Fire Department has blocked off the road to keep traffic from attempting to drive through the water . Witnesses say a car was swept away in the water earlier but crews were able to remove it safely. It is currently not raining in the area but it is unclear how long it will take for the water to clear the road. Travelers are urged to avoid the area until further notice.

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