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Steady rain Friday and Saturday has resulted in the closure of Elwell Ferry this week, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

The cable-operated ferry is expected to be closed through Friday because of high water levels, NCDOT says. The ferry crosses the Cape Fear River and connects N.C. 87 and N.C. 53 connecting Carvers Creek and Kelly. It’s located at 2700 Elwell Ferry Road.

Other road-related announcements for Bladen County include:

• A portion of State Road 1003 (Twisted Hickory) closed Monday, April 10 for crossline repairs south of Autry Road at Mile Point 6.28. The road is expected to reopen Friday, April 14.

• US 701N: Both lanes of the northbound side over the Cape Fear River are closed. Traffic is being rerouted to the southbound lanes. The closure has a wide load traffic restriction.

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