CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina Department of Transportation has chosen to close roads in Gaston and Lincoln counties as a precautionary measure for drivers after intense thunderstorms and heavy rain in the Charlotte area last night.
Maintenance crews are working to clear roadways of fallen trees and other debris from storms. A major closure persists on U.S. 321 near the Gaston and Lincoln county line, given damaged utilities and downed power lines beside the road. Utility companies are actively working on clearing the site, and officials expect road conditions will be safe enough in order to reopen the road soon.
Gaston County experienced over 60 fallen trees across roadways or on power lines. The following roads are closed, as a result:
Lincoln Academy Road
Long Shoals Road
Old Hardin Road
In Lincoln County, the following roads are closed after over 100 fallen trees have blocked roadways or downed power lines:
Maintenance crews will continue working until roads are clear enough to reopen them to traffic.