Road back open after ‘large landslide’ reported in Polk County

Published: Mar. 1, 2023 at 5:59 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2023 at 11:30 AM EST
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COLUMBUS, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - North Carolina officials said a road in Polk County is back open after a large landslide shut it down Wednesday morning.

The landslide was located on Howard Gap Road near Indian Mountain Road west of Columbus and north of Tryon. The road was closed in both directions.

Officials said at the time, the expected impact on traffic was low.

As of 7 a.m., the road was back open.

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