Robbins Town Manager is asking the public to limit travel to Robbins and to conserve water use due to the effects of Tropical Depression Florence.
David Lambert said early Monday morning N.C. Highway 705 North in Robbins is closed due to flooding on Bear Creek. Also, South Middleton Street/Talc Mine Road and Old Plank Road are closed from flooding due to Tropical Depression Florence.
Robbins’ access points are N.C. Highway 705 South and North Moore Road.
The town’s main sewer pump station is flooded with water and has no power as of 1 a.m. Monday.
“The failure of the main pump station could have significant impact to sewer services, and residents are encouraged to conserve water in effort to reduce sewer output,” said Lambert. “Please use paper products and refrain from washing dishes, clothes, and other items at this time. It is possible that sewer could be backed up in low lying areas. Please exercise caution should you come in contact with any untreated wastewater.”
The town said they are working to resolve the emergency as quickly as possible. Residents should call 910-948-2431 ext. 5 for sewer back-up.
Feature photo: Bear Creek bridge breach. NC 705 North near Purdue Plant courtesy of Robbins Town Manager, David Lambert.