Local Interest
10:05 am
Tue August 22, 2006

Storms Flood Area

Wilmington, NC – The National Weather Service estimates four to five inches of rain fell on parts New Hanover county Tuesday, flooding intersections and shorting out traffic lights.

A blocked storm drain closed the 3rd Street on-ramp to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge for several hours, backing up traffic down 3rd Street and forcing drivers like Larry Dew of Harvest Table Ministries into stop-and-go traffic.

"Trying to get to Whiteville. We just came from the food bank. We've got a load of food and we've been trying to get out of here for two-hours and 30 minutes."

Tuesday's storm also flooded several developments in Brunswick County.