Flood watch continues in mountains and foothills, no major issues yet

Flood watch continues in mountains and foothills, no major issues yet

COLLETTESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - More rain fell across the mountains and foothills of North Carolina on Wednesday but not enough to cause any flooding. A flood watch is in effect for the area, and in fact, has been extended into Friday.

There have been some cells of heavy rain, but those have moved quickly and leaving sunshine and blue skies behind them.

Officials say as long as there are lulls between waves of heavy rain they should be OK.

Meanwhile, department of transportation crews continue to fix damage from flooding that happened last May.

Governor Roy Cooper has asked for a White House declaration of a disaster for the damage from those floods.

Contractors working on road repairs Wednesday in Caldwell County said they were concerned that any flooding this week could undo what work they have done.

Several more weeks of repair work is needed, they said, to shore up several roads.

They are hoping any rain that does fall over the next few days will not be heavy and will move through quickly.

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