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Record flooding closes I-95 in Lumberton

A flooded neighborhood in Lumberton. (Source: Michael Walter) A flooded neighborhood in Lumberton. (Source: Michael Walter)

LUBMERTON, NC (WMBF) – In addition to rooftop evacuations due to a levee break in Lumberton, the overflowing Lumber River has closed Interstate 95 for about 7 miles in the area.

Water from the Lumber River was flowing over I-95 near Exit 17 in the middle of Lumberton Monday, according to a WMBF photographer at the scene.

The Lumber River was at 24.9 feet at the latest observation Sunday morning, according to a river flood assessment from the National Weather Service. Flood stage for the Lumber River is just 13 feet, and the previous record was 20.5 feet. At 20 feet, floodwater comes within 40 feet of the Pepsi plant on Chippewa Street, flooding deepens in the Pines Area, Cox Pond, along River Road, and between the Pepsi plant and the river. Portions of Cox Road become impassable, and flood water affect area along Planetarium Road, including the Robeson County schools facility. West Carthage Road becomes impassable near Mcmillians Beach Road, Kenric Drive will be flooded, and areas along Hester Drive off West 5th Street will experience minor flooding, according to the NWS.

 Hundreds of Lumberton residents were forced to flee their homes early Monday after a levee breached overnight, Gov. Pat McCrory said. The levee was near the intersection of N.C. Highway 41 and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the southwest part of Lumberton, authorities said. Read more here.

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