Sky 5 tour finds flooding from Triangle to the coast

September 17, 2018

Hillandale Golf Course in Durham is flooded

Sky 5 started in Durham on Hillandale Road at Sprunt Avenue, not far from Interstate 85. There, an overflowing Ellerbe Creek roared across Hillandale Golf Course and down into the street.

In Chapel Hill, receding waters Monday morning were buffeted by the gusty winds from Florence’s rain bands.

At nearby Umstead Park, Bolin Creek had blown its banks, turning a playground into a water park.

Further east, the reason Interstate 40 was closed is clear from the air – lanes covered with standing water as far as the eye can see.

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