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High water from heavy rain over the weekend has closed Elwell Ferry through at least Friday, May 5, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

The cable-operated 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:

• SR1745 (Baltimore Road) at N.C. 87 is closed for crossline repairs. The road is expected to reopen Wednesday, May 3.

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