Mudslide causes road closures in Avery County, NC

POSTED: 4:25 AM Jul 16 2013   UPDATED: 7:39 AM Jul 16 2013
AVERY COUNTY, N.C. -

A mudslide caused a road closure in Avery County, North Carolina Tuesday morning.

Dispatchers say Elk Park Highway was closed on what they say is referred to as the "three-lane part." We're told that is from the 2,000 block to the 5,130 block of Elk Parkway.

That's almost to the intersection of 19-E.

For personal vehicles, the county is asking that you detour to Blevins Creek Road.

Large vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, need to take 19-E or the 3-Mile Highway.