Live blog: Updates on western North Carolina flooding, mudslides

Extensive rainfall in western North Carolina has caused flooding and mudslides.

FOX8 has two crews in the western part of the state today and we will be providing updates below in the live blog.

Editor’s note (5/31/18): This live blog has been archived. 

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Photos taken around the Old Fort, N.C., area; courtesy of Blake Wilson

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Gov. Cooper gives update on flooding in western NC at 3:30 p.m.: https://myfox8.com/on-air/live-streaming-sc/

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“It’s just amazing that no one was hurt worse than they were. I give God the glory for that. It’s going to take some time but this is a close knit community,” said Old Fort Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Carlton

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A roadway in Caldwell County is shut down Thursday morning due to a landslide, according to officials with the county. Waterfalls Road in Patterson is currently closed. Residents are asked to avoid the area and use Highway 321 as an alternate route.
Officials said there are power outages as trees in the landslide brought down several power lines. Utility crews and the NC Department of transportation are in route for repairs.

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