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NC Governor McCrory tells NC drivers to stay off roads after Hurricane Matthew turns deadly

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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory urges drivers to stay off the roads and sidewalks as Hurricane Matthew causes severe floods and winds in North Carolina.

There have been three storm-related fatalities in North Carolina to date and Governor McCrory is warning others to heed caution when traveling.

 “The worst case scenario appears to be coming true as Hurricane Matthew has become a deadly storm in North Carolina,” said Governor McCrory.  “I cannot stress enough for everyone to stay off the roads and sidewalks as there are deadly conditions from Fayetteville, the Triangle and east as a result of severe flooding.”

Governor McCrory warned that conditions will continue to worsen thorough out the eastern and central North Carolina for the next three days. He hopes that residents listen to the warnings and know they are serious.

“Usually where we have injuries and casualties are after the storm where people assume, ‘well everything is okay now’,” the governor said.

Fallen trees and isolated flooding in counties throughout central and eastern North Carolina have closed many roads. The governor mentioned that crews are actively working to remove debris from blocked roadways and place barricades where necessary. As conditions worsen, additional road closures are expected.

“Our team will continue to shift resources, including National Guard troops, State Highway Patrol troopers and swift water rescue teams, to assist the impacted communities."

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