Closings as of 9-17-18 at 8:30am

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All NC State Parks, including Lake James, will be closed Friday through Sunday. Possibly longer, pending storm damage.

Please report blocked storm drains to the following agencies;
City of Marion: Public Works Department 828-652-4224.
Town of Old Fort: Public Works Department 828-668-4244 ext 306
McDowell County: NCDOT 828-652-4024.  Any help the public can provide in clearing storm drains is appreciated, as long as the clearing can be done safely.

Closures and changes to office hours can be found on the office locations page of the official NCDMV website at Many DMV services, including renewing driver licenses, ordering duplicate ID cards or renewing vehicle registration, can be done online. For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on Twitter.  ALL NCDMV OFFICES ARE CLOSED TODAY (Monday)

National Forest Service roads will close today (Thursday) at noon. 

Grandfather Ranger District

  • FS 4096- Carroll Creek Road
  • FS 482- Curtis Creek Road
  • FS 197- Raven Cliff Road
  • FS 228- Steeles Creek Road
  • FS 99- Table Rock Road Paved Section
  • FS 4071- Thunderhole Road

The Corpening Memorial YMCA, is designated as the primary shelter for Hurricane Florence relief. The shelter will be open to person(s) dispersed by this weather event, beginning on Friday September 14, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. The Corpening Memorial YMCA is fully ADA compliant, and has been designated to allow pets to accompany their owners. The shelter will be in operation throughout the weather event.

Citizens needing transportation to the Corpening Memorial YMCA Emergency Shelter, are being asked to contact officials with McDowell County Emergency Management at 828-652-3241 for transportation details.

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