Posted: Sep 11 2018 12:08PM EDT
Updated: Sep 11 2018 12:19PM EDT
CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Charlotte Motor Speedway announced on Tuesday they plan to open their Rock City Campground beginning at noon Tuesday for evacuees heading west or inland from Hurricane Florence.
With severe weather in the forecast for other southeastern states, officials said accommodations will be available as long as possible prior to potential landfall. Evacuees will have access to bathhouse facilities on speedway property.
“While the Charlotte area is not completely out of the region that could face the effects of Hurricane Florence, for many of our neighbors to the east it is a safer alternative or a good stopping point as they seek shelter elsewhere,” said Greg Walter, executive VP of Charlotte Motor Speedway. “We look forward to welcoming anyone who needs a place to stop and to showing them the hospitality they deserve as we ride out this storm together.”
Evacuees are asked to check in at the Camping World Racing Resort office, which can be accessed at the entrance to zMAX Dragway, starting as early as Tuesday at noon. After-hour arrivals should call the speedway’s Guest Services department at 704-507-5612.