posted on July 01, 2013 10:55
Things continue to settle down locally from Friday night's storm that produced torrential downpours and sustained rain throughout Huntersville.
Data shows the maximum rainfall recorded from the June 28, 2013 rain event was 5.94 inches. Mecklenburg County storm water engineers report that five inches of rain in three hours exceeds the 100-year flood event.
At one point Friday night/Saturday morning, Huntersville had nine streets closed due to flooding. Clean up work began Saturday morning and will likely continue through the rest of the month, especially as storms continue to be forecast.
Several area roads remain closed due to damage from the storm.
A 10-15 foot section of Gilead Road, just east of Bud Henderson Road, near Ervin Cook Road sank two to three feet as a result of flooding and is closed until crews can repair the sinkhole. NCDOT has not yet released an estimate for repairs. A detour has been signed through this area. Motorists can use McIlwaine and Hambright Roads from Beatties Ford Road to McCoy Road to access Gilead Road.
We will update the town's website and social media as we receive more information about the repairs and when this section of road will re-open.
Other Area Closures:
- Eastfield Rd / Harris Rd, in Cabarrus County, is closed between Fairwoods Drive and Poplar Tent road due to the closure of the bridge over Clarke Creek. NC DOT has the road blocked at Poplar Tent Road and Harris Road and on Harris Road just north of Fairwoods Road for repair. This section is near the entrance to Skybrook and will affect motorists traveling through this area.
- Autumncrest off Asbury Chapel Road in Huntersville's extraterritorial jurisdiction is closed.
- McAuley Road (between Huntersville-Concord and NC 73) in Huntersville's extraterritorial jurisdiction is closed due to bridge damage.