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Accidents litter Triangle roads after heavy rains

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Accidents littered Triangle roads throughout the day Thursday and the North Carolina Department of Transportation wants drivers to be safe on state roads.

Rains from Tropical Storm Andrea started falling late Thursday morning in the Triangle and will continue through Friday, according to WNCN meteorologist Wes Hohenstein.

The DOT issued a statement to drivers across the state regarding flash flooding. The North Carolina coastal, Triad, Triangle, eastern mountains, and Metrolina regions are expected to receive strong winds and 2 to 4 inches of rain with possible heavier totals headed towards the coast.

The DOT asks for motorists to stay alert, watch for debris in the roadway, and adhere to special traveling conditions implemented by local law enforcement.  

If a flooded roadway is encountered, turn around and seek an alternate route, the DOT said.

10 accidents littered Triangle roads late Thursday afternoon. One such accident shutdown the northbound lanes of U.S. 1 in Cary.

Traffic was slow on eastbound I-40 near the I-540 interchange and again near the Rock Quarry Road exit.


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