I-95 reopens in both directions near Wilson after shutting down due to flooding

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WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) – A 2-mile stretch of Interstate 95 was closed in both directions near Wilson because of flooding, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said Wednesday evening.

NCDOT issued an alert just before 7:15 p.m. that I-95 was flooded near exit 119 for I-795/U.S.-264. The road was closed between mile markers 119 and 121.

The alert said the road was expected to reopen by 2 a.m. Thursday but an alert was sent just minutes before 1 a.m. saying that the road had reopened.

Drivers were being instructed to take exit 116, turn right onto N.C. 42 east, and follow it to Airport Boulevard. Then follow it to U.S. 264 alternate west, which can be used to re-access I-95.

Northeastern Wilson County, southeastern Nash County, and west-central Edgecombe County were all under a flash-flood warning until 11:15 p.m. Northern Edgecombe County and eastern Halifax County were under a flash-flood warning until 11 p.m.

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