GETTING AROUND: NCDOT, Sheriff’s Office sites offer best information on travel, GPS use unreliable

Published 11:44 am Monday, September 17, 2018

A number of roads and bridges throughout Beaufort County are still impassible in some areas as of Monday morning. Both the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Transportation have made maps available showing the latest conditions of roadways and bridges.

To access the map provided by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, visit

Red = Water in roadways
Yellow = Trees in roadways
Purple = Roadway open

To see the latest on statewide conditions, visit the NCDOT Traveler Information Management System at

A statement by the NCDOT on Monday advises that travel is not advised in many parts of Eastern North Carolina.

Due to flooding in southern, central and eastern NC DOT advises motorists not travel through these parts of the state.
Travel should be completely avoided in areas south of US 64 and east of I-73/I-74. Several sections of I-95 and I-40 are flooded. I-95 Southbound traffic from Virginia should use US 64 west (Exit 138) to I-540 west to I-40 west to US 321 south to I-85 south.  Follow directions in South Carolina to re-access I-95
As the situation is rapidly changing NCDOT is doing our best to report these closures but recognizes we are not yet aware of all closures, therefore,we advise not to travel in these areas. Flooding is beginning to affect travel in central North Carolina. GPS systems are routing users into areas NCDOT is not recommending for travel.