Fayetteville, Sampson County establish curfews amid Matthew

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Several municipalities in the CBS North Carolina viewing area have established curfews in response to Hurricane Matthew.

The curfews come as heavy rainfall drenched central and eastern North Carolina. Fayetteville has received more than 13 inches of rain since Matthew started to approach.

Fayetteville officials said one person is unaccounted for due to flood waters.

A curfew goes into effect at 7 p.m. for the City of Fayetteville Saturday and runs until 7 a.m. Sunday.

Lake Upchurch Dam is nearing failure and citizens need to take action immediately.

The Salvation Army Shelter is evacuating to other emergency shelters in the area due to flooding.

Fayetteville’s Public Works Commission said the winds are still too strong for them to use their bucket trucks safely.

The Greenock Avenue Dam in the Aaron Lakes area is overtopping and the possibility of failure is high, officials said.

Aaron Lakes residents who live downstream are encouraged to evacuate to the South View High School shelter.

Fayetteville police released a video of officers rescuing a woman and her child from a flooded car Saturday afternoon.

Oofficials said there have been 77 calls for water rescues in the Fayetteville area.

Sampson County has issued a curfew from 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday.

A man was killed when his vehicle vehicle hydroplaned on Old Mintz Road in Garland Saturday, the sheriff said. The driver was one of three people who died in North Carolina due to Hurricane Matthew.

A curfew is in effect for Roseboro from 7 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday.

A 12-hour curfew begins at 6 p.m. for the City of Clinton.

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