Portion of Highway 321 in Avery County, NC reopened to traffic after mudslide


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AVERY COUNTY, N.C. (WJHL) – Part of Highway 321 in Avery County near the North Carolina/Tennessee state line was closed Friday morning after heavy rains caused a mudslide.

According to dispatchers from Avery County Communications, the highway was closed at Flat Springs Road due to debris in the road.

The road was closed by order of the Avery County Emergency Management Agency.

Carter County EMA told News Channel 11 that as of 7 a.m., the debris has been classified as a mudslide.

As of 9 a.m., traffic in both directions was moving and the road appeared clear while crews continued to work in the area.

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