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Summer Storms

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Severe weather can severely impact roads and travel. During the summer months, N.C. Department of Transportation highway crews routinely check equipment in preparation for ​rapidly changing weather – from torrential rain and sudden winds to tropical storms and hurricanes – and are ready to mobilize when a storm threatens the state.

For the people of North Carolina, planning is essential for weathering a storm and the potential aftereffects. Be ready by reading our tips on driving in wet weather. For the latest information on roads closed because of flooding or other reasons, visit DriveNC.gov​.

Travel Resources

​ResourceDescription​
Frequently asked questionsAnswers to common questions that arise before, during and after major storms​
Coastal routes map ​Major westbound corridors from the North Carolina coast that can accommodate heavy traffic volumes
Safe-driving guidelines ​Safety information related to driving in severe weather and other conditions
DriveNC.gov​NCDOT’s traveler information management system, which provides real-time information on events affecting travel across the state
​511 information line​North Carolina's toll-free travel information line, which provides the latest on current travel conditions, including major closures and wrecks, on interstate, state and U.S. routes
Motorist assistance​In certain areas of North Carolina, free traveler assistance, including changing flat tires, providing gasoline and jump-starting batteries
Ferry services​Ferry schedules and routes
​ReadyNC.org​A comprehensive resource for emergency preparedness, weather conditions, evacuations and other emergency management information
​Travel emergencies​*HP on a mobile phone for help from N.C. State Highway Patrol for help

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