SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) – Flooded stretches of Interstate 95 in central North Carolina are expected to remain closed through as late as Friday afternoon, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said Thursday.
I-95 north is closed near Smithfield at exit 102 for Micro Road. That portion of the interstate isn’t expected to reopen until 5 p.m. Friday, an NCDOT alert said.
Drivers are instructed to take exit 97 for U.S. 70 west, continue to U.S. 301, then take U.S. 301 north to re-access I-95.
After about 24 hours of closures in the area, I-95 south reopened west of Wilson near the interchange with I-795/U.S. 264.