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Google Alerts: Landslide shuts down Old Fort Road in North Carolina

Well, talk about coincidences. The same night a landslide shut down an Old Fort Road in Northeast B.C., another landslide did the same to an Old Fort Road in North Carolina. WLOS ABC 13 reports that flash floods caused a landslide overnight on Sept.
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A landslide at the Old Fort Road in North Carolina.

Well, talk about coincidences.

The same night a landslide shut down an Old Fort Road in Northeast B.C., another landslide did the same to an Old Fort Road in North Carolina.

WLOS ABC 13 reports that flash floods caused a landslide overnight on Sept. 30, closing a section of Old Fort Road off of a highway in Buncombe County in that state.

The floods were caused by a storm that dumped up to six inches of rain in about 30 minutes, according to Broad River Fire Chief Brent Hayner, whose department oversees the community.

One lane has reportedly reopened, and fire crews and transportation officials continue to assess damages and clear the road. There were no reports of injuries.

Read more from WLOS ABC 13 by clicking here.

Meanwhile, in Fort St. John, landslide experts are assessing damages and what to do with a slow moving landslide that's left around 50 homes stranded and without power in the Old Fort neighbourhood.

The landslide could take days to stop and stabilize. The cause of the slide is not known, however, BC Hydro has said it was not caused by work at the Site C dam construction site two kilometres upstream.

Read more on the Old Fort situation in Fort St. John by clicking here.

Google Alerts brings you news from around the world that has a quirky connection to the Peace Region and Northeast B.C. Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.