ALBEMARLE — Serious flooding has occurred throughout Stanly County and the county issued a curfew for all residents beginning at 9pm Sunday, Sept. 16, through 6am Monday, Sept. 17. Sheriff George T. Burris announced the curfew in a statement on Sunday afternoon. “Please adhere to this curfew and stay off the roads unless it is an Emergency or work related,” said Burris. “This will be enforced.” Business and work-related travel is exempt from the curfew.
The N.C. DOT closed all low water bridges throughout the county Sunday afternoon as riverbanks spilled over with rain water falling from the remnants of Hurricane Florence. The same system has wrecked havoc throughout southern N.C. As of 6 pm Sunday, over a dozen roads were closed in the county, including U.S. 52 from N.C. 24/27 to the NE Connector. Downed trees and flooding were the main causes of the closures.