PRINCEVILLE, NC (WTVD) —
The rising Tar River has forced Edgecombe County officials to evacuate parts of Tarboro and the Town of Princeville.
As of Monday morning, about 700 people have been evacuated from Princeville. It wasn’t clear how many will be forced out of Tarboro.
Police officers were stationed at bridges to keep people from trying to get into low-lying areas. Only people trying to get out were being allowed through.
There are shelters at Tarboro High, Martin Millennium, and DS Johnson.
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