Road Closures: U.S. 70 Bypass re-opened to business owners, general traffic

Flooding from Neuse and Tar rivers impacting major highways


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Stay with WNCT 9 On Your Side and First Alert Weather as we monitor the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and update this page with the latest on road closures reported after the storm.

Traffic is flowing again along U.S. 70 in Kinston after flooding shut down the highway last week. Business owners in Kinston were allowed access to their businesses along the U.S. 70 corridor at noon Tuesday. Around 2 p.m. the roadway reopened to all traffic.

The Department of Transportation has reopened a section of U.S. 74 closed by floodwater from Hurricane Matthew last week. A section of the highway at the Robeson-Columbus County line has been put into a two-lane, two-way pattern while repairs to the roadway are continuing.

A second section of U.S. 74 has a right lane closure near N.C. 130 in Robeson County.

Dial 211 to speak with a trained call specialist about Hurricane Matthew assistance in your area; the service is free, confidential and available in any language. Call 511 for the latest road conditions or check the ReadyNC mobile app, which also has real-time shelter and evacuation information. For updates on Hurricane Matthew impacts and relief efforts, go to or follow N.C. Emergency Management on Twitter and Facebook. People or organizations that want to help ensure North Carolina recovers can visit or text NCRecovers to 30306.

For realtime updates from NCDOT, click the links below or you may call 511 or 1-877-627-7862 for DOT updates:

Information for customers concerning DMV office closures is available at

DMV now offers driver license renewals, registration renewals and many other services online. Customers are encouraged to check the official DMV website at and click “Online Services” to see if their needs can be met online.

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