(FOX 46 WJZY) - Florence has impacted more than 100 roads in our area, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Saint Stephens Church Road in Mount Pleasant is one of those roads. Little Buffalo Creek overflowed during the storm and washed away part of the road. Christopher Furr who lives in Mount Pleasant says it’s frustrating trying to get around.
"Everywhere from here to the other side of Mount Pleasant, 50 percent of the roads have been closed down. The barricades are up and it's hard to get around them. You can't get from one point to another without taking several different routes. It's been a real pain the last several days."
We visited another closed road in Cabarrus County. The water has receded, but the sign is still up. The bridge on Miami Church Road is covered with debris and a nearby power line is covered with tree branches.
Stuart Jackson is a high school senior. He lives on Miami Church Road.
"It got water over the roads from the cow fields into the fields next to it. It was getting pretty close to the neighbor's driveway."
NCDOT is assessing each road and bridge before workers reopen them for traffic. Jen Thompson with the North Carolina Department of Transportation says there could be structural issues you can't see.
“It could be a pipe under the road that has failed and causing a partial collapse. It could be drift from all the debris that comes downstream during all the rushing water during the heavy rain. That could hit the side of the bridge. All that needs to be removed before assessment can be made to see if damage has been made to that bridge."