Landslides, flooding reported in western NC


TRANSYLVANIA Co., N.C. (WSPA) –  On a soggy Monday, Marisa Panzer did yard work. 

“Just repairing fencing so we can put the horses on high ground,” she said.

In order to escape the flooding in her field, three horses were moved to the top of the hill. 

“It was worse than Iโ€™ve ever seen it. It came right up to the stalls where the horses were and Iโ€™ve never seen it that bad before.”

Flooding hit western North Carolina hard after rain continued over the weekend. 

In Henderson County, two cars were seen stuck next to the rivers edge after a current swept them both onto the grass. 

Several roads remained closed off to drivers. 

In Transylvania County, North Carolina Department of Transportation workers responded to multiple reports of landslides. 

“Probably about seven and a half inches of rain, a few landslides, we had some high waters. Probably about 20 roads closed,” said NCDOT road transportation supervisor Tobie Wyatt.

Two landslides occurred over the weekend on Cherryfield Loop that blocked both lanes of traffic. 

“If we have signs up please donโ€™t go past the barricades. Please go slow, just give us time to get things cleaned up,” Wyatt said. 


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