Roads take a beating

Published 9:42 am Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Damage inflicted by Hurricane Matthew on roads in the Roanoke-Chowan area will last longer than isolated flooding problems.

The NC Department of Transportation Office in Ahoskie is still out assessing the damage to local roads.

“We are aware of many problem areas with washouts, what we are unaware of at this time is what type of damage we will find to some roads once the water recedes,” said Scott Emory, Resident Engineer with DOT’s Ahoskie office. “Some of those areas may be repaired in a week or less; others may take longer, such as River Road at Hare’s Millpond.”

Emory released the following list of roads that have washouts:


Bertie County

US 13 – Near Buena Vista –Shoulder Washout

SR 1310 – Exter Road

SR 1336 – Dew Drop Road

SR 1313 – Cremo Road

SR 1367 – Eugene Freeman Road

SR 1202 – Piney Woods Road

SR 1365 – Capeharts Church Road

SR 1257 – School Road

SR 1507 – Peterson Church Road

SR 1540 – Old Merry Hill Road

SR 1360 – Ashland Church Road

Hertford County

NC 561 – West of Ahoskie

SR 1120 – Mary Odom Road

SR 1137 – Liverman Mill Road

SR 1108 – Boon Farm Road

SR 1446 – Pritchard Farm Road

SR 1178 – Underwood Road

SR 1316 – Buckhorn Church Road

SR 1163 – Pinetops Road

SR 1400 – River Road

SR 1114 – Hortons Church Road

Northampton County

SR 1100 – Tyler Road

SR 1126 – Barrows Mill Road

SR 1337 – Britton Road

SR 1341 – Deberrys Mill Road

SR 1344 – Galatia Road

SR 1351 – Vaughans Creek Road

SR 1358 – Deloatches Mill Road

SR 1362 – Watson Mill Road

SR 1500 – Firetower Road

SR 1508 – Doolittle Mill Road


About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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