Ashe County EMA: Headwaters Dam OK after report of breach potential

ASHE COUNTY, NC (WJHL) - Good news for residents living along Three Top Road in Ashe County. Residents in that area were evacuated on Sunday night after a warning from the National Weather Service about dangerous flooding potential at Headwaters Dam in Ashe County. 

On Sunday night, dozens of residents were evacuated. The evacuation order was in effect until 8:00 am. on Monday. 

But on Monday, Emergency Management officials in Ashe County reported on Facebook that, "The Headwaters Dam on Three Top Road is fine today."


Late Sunday night officials with the National Weather Service out of Blacksburg, VA warned that a dam in Ashe County, North Carolina was in danger of being breached.

NWS Blacksburg added that the dam was only 3 feet away from being breached. 



According to the tweet by NWS Blacksburg, 'The Headwaters Dam in Creston, NC is in danger of being breached. Residents downriver of the dam at 5010 Three Top Road should evacuate.' 

Ashe County Emergency Management officials also tweeted Sunday night that the dam was close to capacity and in danger of a breech. The tweet concluded by saying,'Anyone living downstream of 5010 Three Top Road should evacuate.'

Stay with News Channel 11 as we continue to follow this developing story. 



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