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NCDOT reports rockslide in Swain County

A small rockslide in Swain County has temporarily closed a portion of US-19.

According to reports from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, both directions of US-19 near Shuler Road, east of Bryson City, are currently closed.

NCDOT sent an alert just before 2:30 p.m. stating the rockslide occurred  around 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, March 28. The road is expected be cleared around 7 p.m. Sunday night.

Motorist are advised to use US-74 to US -41 to travel between Bryson City and Cherokee.

Additional detour information from NCDOT is provided below:

  • Southbound traffic on US-19: Turn right onto Shuler Road, then left onto Galbrath Creek Road and follow back to US-19.
  • Northbound traffic on US-19: Turn left onto Galbrath Creek Road and continue to Shuler Road. Turn right onto Shuler Road and follow back to US-19

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