Raleigh - A section of U.S. 264 in Hyde County is closed as a result of a forest fire in the Alligator River Wildlife National Refuge. The fire is located near Whipping Creek Road, south of Stumpy Point and north of Engelhard near the Long Shoal River bridge.
Because of the fire, and the possibility of smoke severely limiting visibility, U.S. 264 is closed in that area. A detour in place sends motorists on U.S. 264 onto northbound N.C. 94 to Columbia, and then east on U.S. 64. Drivers on U.S. 64 need to go south on N.C. 94 to get to U.S. 264 east of Swan Quarter.
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