River Road reopens

River Road in western Montgomery County, between N.C. 24/27 West and N.C. Highway 109 North, has reopened. 

The road was washed out during Hurricane Florence causing residents to have to use a detour route depending on where they were traveling to.

Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins working with Carolina Forest officials, assigned a deputy to an entrance at Carolina Forest two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening to assist commuters that regularly use the River Road route for travel.

The road was originally scheduled for reopening between Oct. 31 and Nov. 3.