PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Transportation agencies are bracing for Hurricane Matthew.
Amtrak has temporarily suspended service in the southeast region through Saturday due to severe weather.
The Silver Star 91 and 92 (New York City to Miami), Silver Meteor 97 and 98 (Miami to New York City), and the Auto Train 52 and 53 (Lorton, Virginia to Sanford, Florida) are cancelled.
No alternate transportation will be provided.
The Palmetto 89 and 90 (New York City to Savannah, Georgia) will operate between New York City and Washington, D.C.
VDOT says they are monitoring weather conditions and are preparing crews and equipment in areas that could be affected by any weather.
NCDOT has also said they are prepared to close roads where flooding is more likely to happen.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday issued a state of emergency for 66 counties in the state.
Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm since 2007, was threatening to work its way up the east coast toward North Carolina — and possibly over top of the Outer Banks. The storm’s track shifted Wednesday. Now, Matthew is expected to to miss Virginia entirely and only clip the southern portion of North Carolina.
A mandatory evacuation was issued for visitors and residents of Ocracoke Island, but the order has since been suspended.