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Landslide closes section of Highway 194 in Avery County

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NEWLAND, NC (WJHL) -
An estimated two mile section of Highway 194 in Avery County, North Carolina is closed after a landslide caused a section of the road to collapse Monday night.

A spokesperson for the Avery County Department of Emergency Communications told News Channel 11 that Highway 194 - known locally as The Three Lane - was heavily damaged and impassable between Elk Park and Newland. It will be closed indefinitely. 

The road closure is from the upper entrance of Blevins Creek Road to the intersection of Highway 19E, the primary road from Avery and surrounding counties into Northeast Tennessee.

A large section of bank next to highway 194 gave way. Responders at the scene said there are indications the highway is starting to buckle.  They also said the landslide is close to 100 yards in length next to the highway.
    
We have been told at least two homes have been impacted - sending the occupants to the hospital with minor injuries.
"This is going to be a traffic nightmare for a while," the spokesperson said.

 North Carolina State Police was on scene early Tuesday assisting with traffic control as were NCDOT engineers.

All large trucks traveling from Tennessee toward Newland on Highway 19E will not be allowed past the Highway 194 interchange and will have to stay on Highway 19E bypassing the affected area.

All cars and light trucks will be detoured onto Blevins Creek Road.   Motorists will need to use caution because it, too, has been flood damaged, a dispatcher said.

"It's a major deal," an emergency spokesperson said.

News Channel 11 will have updates on this story here on WJHL.Com and on News Channel 11 as more information becomes available. 

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