Hurricane Florence storms force road closures in Stanly

Published 5:43 pm Sunday, September 16, 2018

Heavy rains from the storms brought by Hurricane Florence have closed a number of roads in Stanly County.

A curfew is in effect from 9 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Monday morning, Sept. 17 according to the Stanly County Emergency Management (SCEM) Facebook page. Business and work-related travel is exempt from the curfew.

As of 5:30 pm today, the following roads are closed in Stanly County per the SCEM Facebook page:

  • Running Creek near Bethel and Austin
  • City Lake and Blakely
  • Kendalls Church Road near Poplin
  • Mount Zion at Loop Road
  • Old Salisbury Road near North Stanly Middle School
  • Areas of Old Aquadale Road
  • U.S. Hwy. 52 between N.C. 24/27 and the Northeast Connector
  • Randalls Ferry Road
  • Sides Road
  • Bridgeport Road
  • Hills Ford Road
  • Hatley Farm Road has been closed down due to a tree in the road.


About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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