RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — As torrential rains hit Raleigh Monday afternoon, motorists were reminded that Interstate 440 near the Crabtree Valley Mall is still subject to flooding.
As torrential rain fell in Raleigh just before 4:00 p.m., many cars could be seen slowing along I-440 as they ran into flood water.
Also on Monday, a worker was seen in waist-deep water trying to clear a drain near the median.
The area has been a problem for years and has resulted in accidents in the past.
On September 9, 2021, Raleigh Police responded to I-440 West after flooding blocked nearly all lanes. Officers were seen clearing a drain of rubbish.
In October of last year, NCDOT officials talked about potentially fixing the problem near exit 7, Glenwood Avenue.
“That one drain there is clogged and we are considering adding three more drains. So if one is clogged, it will flow into the nearest drain to alleviate some of the flooding,” NCDOT spokesman Marty Homan said.
It’s not clear when NCDOT will make the necessary repairs or improvements, but they have said the floods will be paved again this year.
https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/wake-county-news/yes-it-still-floods-amid-heavy-rain-raleigh-drivers-encounter-high-water-on-i-440-near-glenwood-ave/ Yes, it’s still flooding. During heavy rain, Raleigh drivers encounter flood water on I-440 near Glenwood Ave.