Hurricane Michael: Lingering Issues Impacting Raleigh

Last updated Oct. 12, 2018 - 10:12 am
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NWD – No issues
NOD - The following streets are closed:Millbrook Road between North Hills Drive and Old Towne Road and between Farley Drive and Newberry Drive,Lead Mine Road between Longwood Drive and Millbrook Road, 2500 block of White Oak Road, 3300 block of White Oak Road, 1100 block of Wimbledon Drive, and Anderson Drive at Dix Street.Traffic Lights are out atCapital Boulevard at Highwoods, Millbrook Road at North Hills Drive, and North Hills Drive at Shelley Road. Traffic Lights are on flash at Six Forks Road at Shelley Road and at Snelling Road, Capital Boulevard at Greywood Drive and at Wake Forest Road at Hodges Street. Officers are posted at several of these locations.
NED - Road closure at the3400 Stony Brook Drive. A tree fell, taking out a pole, lines, and a transformer/power box. Duke Energy advised they will not attempt any repairs until day time hours and it may be an extensive repair job. The road is closed with barricades on both sides.
SED – At800 Beverly Drive there are two power lines down across the street. An officer is posted at this location.
DTD -Durham Drive is flooded, barricades and cones are in place.Boylan Avenue at South Street and Lenoir Street have no power and traffic lights are out.N. Wilmington Street at Jones Street and LaneStreet have no power and lights are out.Blount Street at Jones Street and Lane Street have no power and lights are out.Person street at Jones Street and Lane Street have power lines down and traffic signals down.Carrol Drive at Avon Drive has a tree down and no power. Officers are posted at several of these locations.
SWD - Two locations (Canterbury Road at Fairview Road and Eton Road at Canterbury Road) are barricaded due to downed trees and power lines. RPD cones from the equipment van were utilized, which will need to be collected once the trees and power lines are cleared.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, several issues are still affecting Raleigh. A map is online updating issues throughout the City.

The following streets are closed:

  • Millbrook Road between North Hills Drive and Old Towne Road and between Farley Drive and Newberry Drive,
  • Lead Mine Road between Longwood Drive and Millbrook Road,
  • 2500 block of White Oak Road,
  • 3300 block of White Oak Road,
  • 1100 block of Wimbledon Drive, and Anderson Drive at Dix Street.

Traffic Lights are out at the following locations:

  • Capital Boulevard at Highwoods,
  • Millbrook Road at North Hills Drive, and North Hills Drive at Shelley Road.

Traffic Lights are on flash at the following locations:

  • Six Forks Road at Shelley Road at Snelling Road,
  • Capital Boulevard at Greywood Drive and
  • Wake Forest Road at Hodges Street.

Officers are posted at several of these locations.

Northeast Raleigh:

  • The roads are closed at 3400 Stony Brook Drive.
  • A downed treetree fell, taking out a pole, lines, and a transformer/power box. Duke Energy did not attempt begin repairs until sunrise. The repairs are expected to be extensive. The road is closed with barricades on both sides.

Southeast Raleigh

  • At 800 Beverly Drive, there are two power lines down across the street. An officer is posted at this location.

Downtown Raleigh

  • Durham Drive is flooded, barricades and cones are in place.
  • Boylan Avenue at South Street and Lenoir Street have no power and traffic lights are out.
  • N. Wilmington Street at Jones Street and Lane Street have no power and lights are out.
  • Blount Street at Jones Street and Lane Street have no power and lights are out.
  • Person street at Jones Street and Lane Street have power lines down and traffic signals down.
  • Carrol Drive at Avon Drive has a tree down and no power.
  • Officers are posted at several of these locations.

Southwest Raleigh

Downed trees and powerlines are reported at Canterbury Road at Fairview Road and Eton Road at Canterbury Road. Barricades are in place.

Please use caution throughout the City as there may be lingering issues that were not reported. Do not drive through flooded areas. Be on the lookout for damaged power lines and tree limbs.

Forecast Rainfall Amounts/Flooding Threat

rainfall

Rainfall:
Raleigh is expected to get 4-6 inches of rain from Hurricane Michael this week. Depending on the speed and strength of the storm, our area may see impacts from flooding and heavy winds. Be aware of these locations that are likely to flood and remember to stay off roads that are flooded.

To prepare for the storm, the Stormwater Management Division is:

  • Safely Lowering Lakes
    Lowering water levels at Lake Johnson, Northshore Lake, Durant Nature Preserve, Beaman Lake, and Carolina Pines Park. This will provide more water storage in the lake and lessen flooding impacts to downstream properties, particularly those that may become isolated by flood waters.

  • Stream Gauge Monitoring
    Monitoring the United States Geological Survey (USGS) stream gauges to identify areas that may flood. This information is used to coordinate road closures with Raleigh Police.

  • Prepping Construction Sites
    Securing active construction sites to prepare for any potential flooding and erosion.
Repeat Flooding Locations:
View flooding map.

Questions? Call 919-996-3940 or email RaleighStormwater@raleighnc.gov. Emergencies should be directed to 911.

City Department Updates

Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Update:

The Weather-Bound program is open on Friday, Oct. 12, for a day of structured play for children when Wake County Public Schools is closed due to the inclement weather. See full information here.

There is a potential for flooding in this weather event. For your safety, use caution when using the greenway and do not attempt to cross flood waters covering any section of the Capital Area Greenway System.

For more Parks-specific information, visit our Parks Status page.

Solid Waste Services:

  • Normal operations at this time.

GoRaleigh Service Update:

  • GoRaleigh's State Fair park-and-ride services will begin running 30 minutes before the fair opens its gates on Friday. Additional shuttle information.

You may also call our regional customer service center at 919-485-RIDE (7433).

For updates on GoRaleigh bus service, call 919-485-RIDE (7433) or visit our Transit page or the GoRaleigh site.

Development Services:

  • Normal operations at this time.

Customer Care and Billing Alert:

  • Normal operations at this time.

Billing inquiries may be addressed via our Web Self-Service Portal or by emailing us at CustomerCare@raleighnc.gov.

The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Box Office:

  • Normal operations at this time.

Hurricane Michael via Windy.com (embed)

Winds:

Flooding Threat Area: Much of North Carolina, but especially the Piedmont, Coastal Plain, and Sandhills Regions.

Potential Impacts: Flash flooding initially, then subsequent main stem river flooding a possibility.

Timing: Tonight through Thursday night for flash flood risk, then river flooding possible Friday-Sunday.

Event Cancellations, Closures and Notices

*None at this time.

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

Remember: A land-falling hurricane is still dangerous regardless of its category.

Communications

Ways to Stay Informed:

If a hurricane is approaching, the City of Raleigh will provide information here on the website. In addition, information will be sent to area media outlets to help keep people informed.

Sign up for alerts with MyRaleigh Subscriptions. This Service from the City will be able to provide citizens with better service and access to relevant, critical information by proactively delivering new information through email and wireless alerts.

The City of Raleigh will also be updating its Twitter feed: @RaleighGov. This feed features links to any news releases and alerts issued by the City of Raleigh.

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