Schools closed due to flooded roads, power outages

By Kitsey Burns Harrison - kburns@yadkinripple.com
Tropical Storm Michael causes flooding in Yadkin County. -

Several roads in the eastern part of Yadkin County remained closed due to flooding on Friday.

“We’ve got a couple that have some actual structural damage to the roads,” added Yadkin EMS Director Keith Vestal. “As of 6 o’ clock this morning there are still some Duke power outages in the Courtney area.”

At 7 a.m. on Friday morning Yadkin County Schools Superintendent Dr. Todd Martin announced that schools would be closed due to road flooding and one school out of power.

Emergency officials were closely monitoring area flooding throughout the day and into the evening hours on Thursday. The Yadkin River was predicted to crest around 23 feet on Thursday night around 8 p.m. The Jonesville area, in particular, was being monitored for possible flooding of homes and businesses. Vestal said that the water levels began going back down last night, however, and did not cause any major problems in Jonesville.

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-518-3049 or on Twitter and Instagram @RippleReporterK.

Tropical Storm Michael causes flooding in Yadkin County.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_23105-2.jpegTropical Storm Michael causes flooding in Yadkin County.

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

kburns@yadkinripple.com