See below for roads affected (Isothermal Region is bolded).
ASHEVILLE – Severe rains have caused mudslides, washouts and flooding on interstates, highways and local roads across western North Carolina in recent days.
N.C. Department of Transportation crews have been working around the clock to assess damage, remove debris, clean pipes, and clear ditches in counties spanning from Cherokee County in the far west to Surry County in the northeastern mountains.
Road conditions will change throughout the day. Some roads may reopen after water recedes or small slides are cleared. It’s also possible for road conditions to deteriorate and other roads to be closed.
Transportation officials remind motorists to drive with extra caution and never cross moving water. It can takes inches — not feet — of running water to wash away a vehicle.
Below is a list of highways and primary roads that are closed in the western part of the state. Some secondary roads — but not all — are included.
Pilot Ridge Road
Rominger Road near Watauga River Road
Hill Dairy Road
Brown Mountain Beach Road
Old Johns River Road
Camp Carolwood Road
I-40: Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane near MM 67
Swannanoa River Road
Fairview Road at Swannanoa River Road
Sweeten Creek Road near Biltmore Village
U.S. 25 in Biltmore Village
McDowell County I-40: Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane near MM 67 Highway N.C. 80 northbound
RUTHERFORD COUNTY Highway U.S. 64/74 Secondary Road Bills Creek Road near Antioch
Middle Fork Road
Brookside Camp Road
Willow Rd. at River Road
Butler Bridge Road from Jeffress Road and Tap Root Dairy
Hoopers Creek Road
N. Ridge Road
S. Mills Gap Road
Howard Gap Road between Nix Road and N. Clear Creek Raod.
Old Airport Road at Blue Ridge Community College
East New Hope Road off of Old Airport Road
POLK COUNTY U.S. 176 between Ozone Drive and Harmon Field Drive Secondary Roads Howard Gap Road Holbert Cove Road Abrams and Moore Road John Watson Road Green River Cove Road
Island Ford Road
Davidson River Road
Cascade Lake Road