WNC Road Closures

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Flooding Tuesday night forced the closure of dozens of roads in Western North Carolina.

Three roads in Asheville have been closed because of high water:

  • Azalea Road is closed from U.S. 70 to Swannanoa River Road
  • Swannanoa River Road is closed from from Biltmore Avenue to South Tunnel Road
  • Thompson Street

In  the Fairview area, Whitaker Road is closed at the Garren Creek Road  intersection. The Fairview Volunteer Fire Department said a large tree  is down on Whitaker Road, and power is out in the Garren Creek area.

The  Fairview Volunteer Fire Department is also reporting a small  rock/mudslide on Cane Creek Road. One lane is partially blocked.

The  Broad River Volunteer Fire and Rescue said Crooked Creek Road at the  bridge near Highway 9 is closed because of flooding. Bear Track Road  near the Rock Creek Road intersection is closed because of high water  over the roadway.


  • Azalea Avenue 

Yancey County

  • Halls Chapel Road
  • Hannah Branch Road
  • Colberts Creek Road
  • Rock Creek Road
  • Wyatt Town Road

Henderson County

  • Kanuga Road at Erkwood Drive
  • Greenville Highway from Fresh Market to Copper Penny Street
  • Howard Gap at Jackson Jackson Road
  • Ledbetter Road
  • Butler Bridge Road
  • Hog Rock Road at Chimney Rock Road
  • Summer Road at Kerr Road

Authorities  said Sugar Loaf and Mountain Road are down to one lane because of a  mudslide. Gerton Highway and Possum Hollow have mudslides partially  blocking them.

Bat Cave

  • Highway 64 both toward Chimney Rock and Edneyville (slides/trees/road damage); Roads flooded in Edneyville
  • Gerton Highway at Possum Hollow (slide) and near Bearwallow Cemetery Road (slide) in Gerton.
  • Middlefork Road (large slide) near Middlefork Baptist Church; numerous other slides partially or fully blocking road

Polk County

  • U.S. 176
  • Warrior Drive between Baker and Meadowlark
  • Holberts Cove Road from Coyote Lane to Bradley Falls
  • Green River Cove Road
  • levi Road at Woodland Drive
  • Hunting Country at Carriage Row Road
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