Barricades set up at New Bern parks, streets due to flooding

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) – The City of New Bern is asking people to avoid areas affected by flooding.

Barricades have been put up at Union Point Park and Lawson Creek Park because of flooding due to northeast winds.

The city also says Fleet Street, from the intersection of Walt Bellamy Drive, extending to South Front Street to Eden Street is also closed.

City spokesperson Colleen Roberts says because of Tropical Storm Nicole, the flooding could last throughout the end of the week.

Roberts says these areas are regularly subject to flooding and are essentially “litmus tests” for when flooding is occurring.

Weekend plans are not expected to be affected.

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