May 20, 2024

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Heavy rain and gusty winds wreaked havoc throughout the Triangle on Sunday, with standing water affecting roadways, resulting in a number of wrecks — and highway closures.

The messy climate got here as folks in Garner continued to get well from final week’s EF-1 twister.

A number of inches of rain and excessive winds weren’t what the residents of that Garner neighborhood wished to see — as they continued to wash up the mess left final Sunday.

That had a number of householders on edge Sunday evening because the moist mess left legislation enforcement and first responders throughout the realm fairly busy.

“Yeah, excessive winds is an entire completely different phrase now, you recognize, factor,” mentioned Renee Wimberley, a home-owner in The Woodlands neighborhood in Garner.

Every week after that twister ripped down her block and turned her yard right into a jumble of particles, Wimberley was grateful the massive tree that got here down on her property did not do extra injury.

“It fell proper subsequent to all three vehicles, it fell and touched — simply grazed the rail – however did not contact the home,” Wimberley mentioned.

Heavy rain and restricted visibility made for hazardous driving situations Sunday.

As pounding rains and excessive winds returned Sunday, Woodlands householders could not assist however worry the worst.

“Yeah, we have been getting back from church earlier as we speak, and we have been simply very conscious of, OK, this can be a lot prefer it was final week after we have been coming again,” Wimberley mentioned.

Elsewhere in Wake County, Sunday’s storm had already turned lethal. The Freeway Patrol instructed ABC11 that two good Samaritans have been killed Sunday by a pickup driver who misplaced management on I-87 close to Knightdale after they stopped to assist an SUV driver who had hydroplaned off the freeway.

Extreme climate danger has shifted east primarily alongside the coast.

Hours later, Raleigh police shut down a piece of I-440 westbound close to Western Boulevard as they investigated what they known as “a critical assault involving a white cargo van.”

And in Durham, ABC11 was additionally on the scene of a lethal multi-vehicle wreck Sunday evening at S. Miami Boulevard and Laurel Drive. A number of folks have been taken away by way of ambulance. Authorities confirmed that not less than one particular person was killed. The situations of the others concerned have been instantly recognized.

A automobile spun uncontrolled and crashed in slick situations on I-40/85 Sunday in Orange County.

On Interstate 40/85 close to Efland in Orange County, the Freeway Patrol labored to clear a wreck the place a automobile touring eastbound spun uncontrolled, coming to relaxation close to the concrete barrier.

Chatham County additionally reported flooding issues. Down in Siler Metropolis, SR 1006 (Siler Metropolis Glendon Street was closed in each instructions close to Wade Paschal Street due to flooding. It wasn’t anticipated to reopen till someday Monday afternoon. And SR 2142 (Henry Oldham Street) close to Goldston was additionally closed between St. Lukes Church Street and Gulf Street due to water on the roadway.

US 15/501 close to Log Barn Street in Pittsboro was additionally closed in a single day due to flooding.

Authorities are reminding drivers to maintain taking it sluggish out as rain lingers on drenched roads in a lot of the realm.

The brunt of the storm moved by way of from noon into Sunday evening.


The NC Chinese language Lantern Pageant in Cary closed on Sunday evening due to the extreme climate. Tickets will likely be honored on every other evening of the competition. The competition will reopen Monday from 6-10 p.m.

Cumberland County remained in a Flood Warning till 3:30 a.m. Monday.

A Flood Watch is in impact for almost your entire space with rainfall between 2-4″ and wind gusts of 25-35 mph attainable.

It can dry out on Monday however nonetheless be breezy.


The worst of this storm needs to be over by early Monday morning, however there will likely be loads of lingering clouds and some showers left over in the course of the day Monday.

Some might even see snow throughout the Appalachians on Monday evening and maybe some icy roads by way of the Tennessee and North Carolina mountains.

ABC11’s Sean Coffey contributed to this report.

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