Crews braced the bitter cold early this morning and ventured out to clean up debris from yesterday’s floodwaters in Downtown Manteo. Most of the flood waters have subsided, but a few roads remain closed.
Increasing water levels were observed this morning on Queen Elizabeth Avenue, which is a great reminder as to how quickly conditions can change. As conditions change, road closures are also subject to change.
REMEMBER: Do not drive on water-covered roads or beyond a barricade. Entering a flooded area risks your life and the lives of the people that may be sent to rescue you. If you come upon a flooded street, remember to turn around, don’t drown.
The Town of Manteo has an ordinance that prohibits driving in flooded streets. Violation of this ordinance carries a $250 fine.