GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — Key roads are closed in Wayne County and more than 100 people in shelters after Hurricane Matthew dumped up to 18 inches of rain on the county over the weekend, county officials said Monday night
The county is still under a curfew from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. while the county continues to operate under a state of emergency, said spokeswoman Tracie Davis with Wayne County and Goldsboro.
On Monday, weather officials confirmed that a tornado hit the county southeast of Goldsboro on Saturday afternoon.
The roads that are closed include US 117 and the southern connector to Hwy 581, officials said.
Earlier Monday US 117 was down to one lane over the Neuse River and officials said it was to stay open. However, officials decided around 9 p.m. Monday to close the road after they monitored river levels.
As of Monday night, the Neuse River was at 26.51 Foot and expected to crest at 28.7 around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Davis said that the Goldsboro Water Treatment Plant is currently safe and the water quality is safe to drink.
“Wayne County Emergency Management is stressing that motorists who come across high water should turn around and not drive through it,” Davis said in an email.