Storm surge causing flooding, road closures around Cape Fear

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Areas of the Cape Fear are seeing significant flooding from storm surge during Hurricane Ian’s approach at high tide causing road closures across multiple counties.

The Sunset Beach bridge is closed due to a breach of the causeway.

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Flooding on Causeway in Sunset Beach on September 30, 2022 (Photo: Sunset Beach Police Department)

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Bay Street and Brunswick Street in Southport on Sept. 30, 2022 (Photo: Southport Police Department)

Southport is used to seeing flooding on Bay Street throughout the year during king tides, but that area is seeing very high water. The Southport Police Department has closed off Bay Street, and Brunswick Street due to rising water. Bay at Caswell Ave and W Moore are also closed due to tidal flooding.

 

 

 

 

 

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has also posted multiple photos of down trees and accidents Friday urging drivers to stay off the roads during the storm.

Canal Drive is closed in Carolina Beach due to significant flooding seen over the past two days.

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Bay Street and Brunswick Street in Southport on Sept. 30, 2022 (Photo: Southport Police Department)