Recommended Routes for Students Returning to Campus

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Here are recommended routes for students returning to campus. Students who remain affected by this weather event will not be penalized for classes missed as a result of continued travel challenges or other personal impacts. Students should contact instructors to discuss any classes they expect to miss.

  • I -40 east is open. (I-40 west is closed between Newton Grove and I-95) Alternative routes for those going west are I-40 to Newton Grove and take 701 N to I-95 north or I-40 to NC 24 rest stop and take 24 to Clinton for US 421.
  • US 421 is open west and east.
  •  US 17 is open north and south to the SC line.
  •  US74/76 is closed between Lumberton and Whiteville.
  • I-95 is closed between Fayetteville and Benson although some detours are available, they are often confusing for those taking them.

Recommended routes for persons leaving Charlotte and surrounding areas:   I-77 or I-85 north to US 421  NC24 to US 421 in Clinton or I-40 and take those roads into Wilmington.

Please: Before heading out have a FULL TANK OF GAS, a PAPER MAP and not to expect to use ATMs or have availability of gas stations within 30 mins either direction of the I-95 corridor.  

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