Mudslide closes part of US 221 in Ashe County

Mudslide closes part of US 221 in Ashe County

ASHE COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A mudslide closed a heavily-traveled roadway in Ashe County Thursday morning.

Ashe County Emergency Management says the mudslide closed US 221 south near Laurel Ridge Road. Officials tweeted about the mudslide around 6 a.m.

The incident closed both lanes on the roadway. The North Carolina Department of Transportation said a portion of the road had "fallen."

The road is expected to reopen around 5 p.m.

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