During the summer months, N.C. Department of Transportation highway crews throughout North Carolina routinely check equipment in preparation for the rapidly changing weather – from torrential rain and sudden winds to tropical storms and hurricanes – and are ready to mobilize at any time when a storm threatens the state.
For the people of North Carolina, planning is essential for weathering a storm and the potential after-effects that come with it.
|Frequently asked questions||Answers 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|