Troopers urge motorists to avoid US301 and I-95 in Robeson Co. - FOX Carolina 21

Troopers urge motorists to avoid US301 and I-95 in Robeson Co.

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LUMBERTON, N.C. (FOX Carolina) -

Due to flooding conditions, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol asks that motorists completely avoid certain areas of interstate in Robeson County in the interest of safety.

After heavy rain and storm surges from Hurricane Matthew caused heavy flooding in North Carolina, highway officials want traffic to avoid US301 and I-95 in Robeson County if possible. At this time, both northbound and southbound lanes of I-95 are closed between Exit 13 (US74/I-95 interchange) and Exit 56 (Cumberland County) because of flooding.

Troopers also urge motorists not to rely on GPS systems to navigate in and around US301 and I-95 heading into Robeson County because they will lead traffic into US301 and secondary routes inaccessible due to continuous flooding.

Highway Patrol officials released the following list of detours as a reminder to motorists:

Traffic traveling northbound on I-95 should use the following detour information

  • All northbound traffic will be required to exit onto US 74 west  (Exit 13) and travel westbound towards Laurinburg
  • Once on US 74, motorists will then travel towards US 15-501 north
  • Once on US 15-501, motorists will then travel to US 1 towards Sanford
  • Once on US 1, motorists will travel north to I-40 east until merging onto I-95

Traffic traveling southbound on I-95 from I-40 should use the following detour information. 

  • All southbound traffic will be required to exit off onto business I-95 (Exit 56) and travel toward NC 162
  • Motorist will then travel NC 162 toward US 401south
  • Once on US 401 south, motorist will travel US 401 TO US 74 east
  • Once on US 74 east, motorist will travel to exit for I-95 south 

To avoid congestion on the provided detour route, motorist entering North Carolina from Virginia on I-95 are encouraged to use the following detour:

  • All southbound traffic from North Carolina/Virginia state line should travel south on I-95 to I-40 west
  • Once on I-40 west, travel west toward Sanford/US 1 south
  • Motorist will then travel US 1 south to US 501 south
  • Once on 501 south, travel toward US 74 east
  • Motorist will then travel US 74 east to I-95 south 

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