Flash flood warning for parts of Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties

Radar estimated 6.6 inches of rain fell during a short period in Edgecombe County, according to WNCN Meteorologist Bill Reh.

TARBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — Heavy rains flooded many roads in Edgecombe County on Saturday evening.

rainfallA storm system moved into the area before 6 p.m., triggering a flash flood warning for northeastern Wilson County, east central Nash County and central Edgecombe County.

Radar estimated 6.6 inches of rain fell during a short period in Edgecombe County, according to WNCN Meteorologist Bill Reh.

After 7 p.m., there were multiple reports of flooding in Rocky Mount, including at the intersection of Ferndale and Tarboro streets, on Mallory street, and a  water rescue on Cokey Road.

In Tarboro, several roads were closed. In Sharpsburg, a bridge was underwater on Flood’s Store Road near Charlie Road. And in Pinetops in Edgecombe County, trees were down on Silent Hill Road.

The flash flood warning for east central Nash and central Edgecombe counties was set to expire around 7:15 p.m., but was then extended until 1 a.m. Sunday.

“Flash flooding is already occurring and is expected to continue despite heavy rain ending across the area,” the National Weather Service said.

Officials said that 2 more inches of rain was possible until 7:15, the National Weather Service said.

Some locations that will experience flooding include… Rocky Mount… Tarboro… Princeville… Sharpsburg… Pinetops… Speed… Tar River Reservoir and Kingsboro.

 

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