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Flooding shuts down roads in Henderson, Transylvania counties

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Flooded road in Transylvania County (FOX Carolina/ May 16, 2018) Flooded road in Transylvania County (FOX Carolina/ May 16, 2018)
Flooding on S. Grove Street in Henderson County (May 16, 2018/FOX Carolina) Flooding on S. Grove Street in Henderson County (May 16, 2018/FOX Carolina)
BREVARD, NC (FOX Carolina) -

The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for multiple Western North Carolina counties on Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Flooding in WNC, parts of the Upstate

Transylvania County

The NWS issued a flood warning Transylvania County until 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The NWS said gauges showed that between two and five inches of rain fell in the area within a ten-hour span and more rain was expected through the day.

Emergency Management  officials issued the following road warnings just after 9 a.m. - 

  • Wilson Rd CLOSED between Greenville Hwy and Elm Bend Rd
  • Cascade Lake Rd / Merrill Ln has water across it
  • Everett Rd / Patton Mountain Rd part of the bank has washed into the roadway
  • Old Hendersonville Hwy at Cherry St and at River Cane Ln has water across it
  • East Fork Rd just before Glady Fork Rd has water across it

Officials urged drivers to use caution while traveling and warned against driving on flooded roads.

The NWS said the following locations will likely see flooding on Wednesday:

Brevard, Rosman, Lake Toxaway, Looking Glass, Dupont State Forest, Gorges State Park, Balsam Grove, Penrose, Connestee and Little River.

Henderson County

The NWS also issued a flood warning until Henderson County until 3:30 p.m.

Officials said the flooding would impact the Mud Creek basin. Locations would likely include the intersection of S. Church St. and S. Main St. near Gateway Park.

Other areas that could see flooding are Hendersonville, Fletcher, Flat Rock, Etowah, Mountain Home, Laurel Park, Valley Hill, Horse Shoe, Tuxedo and Edneyville.

The following roads were closed or flooded as of 4 p.m.:

  • Jackson Park is closed due to flooding
  • Jackson Rd. and Howard Gap Rd. is blocked and barricades are up
  • Erkwood Rd. at Kanuga Rd. is closed
  • Greenville Highway/White St.
  • S.Grove St./Caswell St. 
  • Church St./Main St.
  • King St. at railroad tracks
  • Duncan Hill Road at Moore Equipment – One lane due to a sink hole (marked off with rubber cones)
  • Balfour Rd.
  • Shepherd St. below Blue Ridge Community College

LATEST FORECAST - Several days of rain ahead

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