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N.C. 751 closed for movie shoot

Posted June 16, 2011

— N.C. Highway 751 in Chatham County was closed Thursday morning for a movie shooting, the state Department of Transportation announced.

The closure will last through late Saturday. A specific time was not given.

The highway will be reopened between 4-7 p.m. Thursday and 6-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. Friday to let rush-hour traffic through. If traffic gets backed up on the detour, the highway will also be reopened, DOT officials said.

A local crew is filming a made-for-TV movie called "The Carrington Event."

N.C. 751 is closed north of U.S. Highway 64, near Horton Pond Road, east of Jordan Lake.

Drivers will be detoured off U.S. 64 to go north on Farrington Point Road. Take a right onto Horton Pond Road to return to N.C. 751.

Southbound traffic on N.C. 751 will be turned right onto Horton Pond Road, then left onto Farrington Point Road to reach U.S. 64.


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  • theartistformerlyknownasspeedy Jun 16, 5:24 p.m.

    "theartistformerlyknownasspeedy - Well, thanks for all the advance warning!

    there have been signs up for more than a week......if you traveled that area you would have known that."

    and if I didn't, I wouldn't. What's your point? if I had to go that way today it would have been nice to know yesterday.

    "There has been plenty of advance warning, as the signs have been up on US 64 for about two weeks and the closure has been listed on the DOT site."

    The DOT site is not something I might peruse daily like a "news" site or something.

  • nighttrain2010 Jun 16, 4:54 p.m.

    >>Not sure what you mean by the "bit that accompanies it" though. Never been affected by it.

    The geomagnetic storm that apparently accompanies aurora borealis if it's heavy (at least according to National Geographic)


    Course I know the media ramps up the scare tactics every time the sun goes active, it's still a little worrying

  • LocalYokel Jun 16, 4:48 p.m.

    The DOT built N.C.751 so that movies could be filmed. It's the DOT's top priority - to keep us entertained.

    Usually DOT works on horror flicks like its "Toll Booths For Everyone" and comedies like its box office hit "Bureaucrats of NC".

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 16, 3:29 p.m.

    nighttrain - "... I would love to see Aurora Borealis without having to go far north. Wouldn't want the bit that accompanies it though..."

    Born and raised in NW PA, have seen it many times. Not sure what you mean by the "bit that accompanies it" though. Never been affected by it.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 16, 3:28 p.m.



    Never heard of this before.

    Very interesting!

    Not much of a movie-goer, but would like to see this when it's released.

  • Squirreling Dervish Jun 16, 3:26 p.m.

    yeah, NC makes a LOT of money from films.


  • wmb95013 Jun 16, 3:08 p.m.

    does the DOT get any $'s for use of road? and how about Dot workers needed to put up and take down signage? this could turn into a "toll road" and help with budget woes. i would never veto that!

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 16, 2:49 p.m.

    Does the state make $$$ off of things like this?

  • Pseudonym Jun 16, 2:30 p.m.

    Quote from confederateyankee: "nd of a scary theme for a film, providing it is based on the real Carrington Event."

    I'd never heard of it until I googled it a few minutes ago. Scary stuff.

  • nighttrain2010 Jun 16, 1:49 p.m.

    >>That's insane. - tb4unc

    No more insane than doing the same thing for years that never works. Publically funded systems and infrastructure are rife with overspend, being overdue on delivery, and kickbacks to anyone even partially attached to their construction. Because they have no one they're responsible to. Imagine what would happen if a private company ran their business like that. What would happen to a private company if it REGULARLY produced a shoddy product?

    >>you sure write a lot to care less....just sayin'...:D - samdutes

    I'm actually looking forward to the movie. I find astronomy interesting. As the sun's activity increases I would love to see Aurora Borealis without having to go far north. Wouldn't want the bit that accompanies it though...