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Hurricane Florence storms force road closures in Stanly

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 was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. 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 been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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