Parts of NC brace for impact from Sandy
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RALEIGH--As sandy moves up the eastern shore, parts of North Carolina are already seeing strong winds and rain.
The National Weather Service is reporting that many areas along the coast have already experienced tropical storm conditions, with wind gusts above 50 miles per hour in several coastal areas and that's likely to continue throughout the weekend.
In Florida, trees have fallen on cars and power lines, taken down by the strong winds and flooding.
Florida avoided a direct hit from the storm, but that wasn't the case in the Caribbean, where Sandy took the lives of more than 40 people.
The North Carolina DOT is advising drivers to avoid NC-12, US-17, US-158 and US-64 as heavy flooding, delays, and closures are expected on those roads.
A few ferry services have also closed because of the storm.
The Knotts Island-Currituck Ferry and the Hatteras/Ocracoke Ferry have both stopped running until weather conditions improve.
Be sure to stay with News 14 Carolina, we have crews on the coast and will bring you updated coverage.