Haw River in Alamance County at flood stage, according to officials

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HAW RIVER, N.C. — Haw River in Alamance County is at flood stage and authorities are asking residents to be cautious.

The Alamance County Emergency Management Office released the following statement on Saturday morning:

Haw River and Saxapahaw Communities

Stay alert. There remains a high possibility for flooding in Alamance County. Ponding on roadways may occur and heavy rains will decrease visibility. Saturated ground and gusty winds may cause down trees and power lines. Assume all down lines are live and stay away.  The Haw River is currently at 18.8 feet just above flood stage and predicted to rise slightly with rain. See the forecast here. http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=rah  Do not attempt to drive through any standing water.

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Some streets in Burlington are also currently closed. Church Street is closed from West 5th Street to West 6th Street due to flooding and potential sink holes, according to police.

Authorities said that Church Street is a state road and NCDOT would be make repairs as soon as it stops raining.

Burlington police have also closed Bowman Avenue at the 1500 block due to flooding. There is no word on when these streets will reopen.