A couple of traffic accidents and minor flooding already had been reported Thursday morning, with more weather from Hurricane Michael’s remnants expected to move into the area through the day.
A weather front already had brought rain to the Yadkin Valley region Wednesday, and overnight surface flooding was reported in areas such as Carson Creek Road, Ramey Creek Road and Old Mill Road, according to John Shelton, director of Surry County emergency services.
“We’ve got a couple of traffic accidents out with hydroplanes,” said Shelton Thursday morning.
While the three roads were the ones he knew of where flooding had been reported overnight, he said there could have been other spots, but no one was out to report them.
Already, Memorial Park Drive in Elkin has been blocked off from traffic due to the anticipation of flooding of Big Elkin Creek as the area is expected to get four to six inches of rain in the area as Hurricane Michael passes through North Carolina Thursday.
Shelton said the possibility of flooding is higher in the greater Elkin area with Big Elkin Creek and the Yadkin River already running high from Wednesday’s precipitation.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Surry and Yadkin counties until 2:15 p.m. Thursday, and until 1 p.m. for Wilkes County.
A flash flood watch remains in effect until 5 a.m. Friday, while a wind advisory is in effect until 11 a.m. Friday.