Broad River Fire & Rescue officials confirm, numerous water rescues are occurring in Buncombe, Henderson and McDowell Counties Tuesday night.
Officials say road closures are in place to prevent motorists from traveling and causing further issues on the road.
The following roads were closed: Morgan Hill Road at the 1000 block Crooked Creek Road Bat Cave 64 West Black Mountain Road Chimney Rock Road at Hog Rock Road closed due to flooding (Henderson County) Butler Bridge Road closed due to flooding (Henderson County)A landslide led to a closure on I-40 in both directions between Exits 66 and 72 in McDowell County. People living in several areas in McDowell County have also been ordered to evacuate due to flood concerns.Mandatory evacuation for some residents in McDowell Co. due to possible dam failure; closures on I-40 due to landslide
Officials announced at about 11:15 p.m. that Stroud Valley Road was closed due to 12 plus inches of water. Shortly before 12:30 a.m., the road was deemed passable by officials.
Fire officials are advising drivers to not drive through standing water or ignore barriers. They say to shelter in place and stay off roadways unless it is an emergency.
DOT said the road between Chimney Rock and Batcave should be open sometime on Monday, June 4.
On Thursday, the town of Lake Lure announced it was temporarily closing the lake due to debris from flooding.
Transylvania County Emergency Services said several roads were closed due to flooding: Wilson Road near the Brevard Water Treatment Plant Island Ford Road between the river and Walnut Hollow Road Davidson River Road Cascade Lake Road/Merill Lane Road Hart Road Barclay Road near Barclay Farm Road Green Road Swift water rescues
Emergency Services officials confirm, a swift water rescue was underway in McDowell County to recover a vehicle that is in the water.
The rescue was taking place in the Old Ford area.
Crews did not disclose information on occupants.
No other details were immediately available.Outages
The following western North Carolina counties have wide spread outages as of 3:50 p.m. on Thursday:
Buncombe – 3,446
Henderson – 1,874
McDowell – 278
Rutherford – 153
Duke Energy said on Wednesday that the Chimney Rock area of Rutherford County received a lot of damage caused by trees falling on power lines, and that the area was difficult to reach due to flooding and mudslides.
Crews hope to have power restored to the Chimney Rock area by 7 or 8 p.m. Wednesday.
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