A truck exits Interstate 40 outside Wilmington, N.C., after damage from Hurricane Florence cut off the city Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Road Access Cut Off To N. Carolina City After Florence

September 16, 2018 - 11:33 pm
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are looking at going by air and water to get food into a North Carolina city that was cut off from road access by Florence's floodwaters.

Officials say the major highways into the Wilmington area, Interstate 40 and U.S. 74, weren't accessible Sunday.

State Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon said Sunday that one of his top priorities was determining how to restore ground access to the area.

Trogdon said the state was working with the Department of Defense and National Guard to see if they could get first responders through to Wilmington in high-water vehicles. He also said officials were working on "other contingencies to support Wilmington on the ocean side."

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