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Haywood Co. Mudslide

Updated: Friday, January 18 2013, 09:13 PM EST

Mudslide brought down part of a mountain in Maggie Valley Thursday. It happened on Rich Cove Road near Ghost Town in the Sky. It's near the location of another mudslide that happened a few years ago.

Heavy rain turned into heavy snow and made for perfect conditions for another mudslide. About two inches of heavy snow and slush covered Highway 19/23 roads. Tricky driving conditions made several cars spin out.

Maggie Valley Police say when Thursday afternoon's rain turned to snow, they knew a mudslide was inevitable. Police say a settling pond at the bottom on the mountain did its job and kept the slide from being much worse.

Haywood County has opened up a shelter for anyone who is without power or feels like they're not safe in their home Thursday night. It is located on Paragon Parkway in Clyde. It's in the old Walmart building.  The shelter will be open until Friday morning.


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Haywood Co. Mudslide


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