Heavy rains cause flooding in Western North Carolina

Flooded trailer in N.C. on Monday. (WSPA)

Heavy rain has caused rivers to flood parts of Western North Carolina.  Water is receding and roads are starting to reopen.

In Buncombe county, Emergency dispatch reports several drivers had to be rescued from cars overnight.  The Red Cross is assisting people who lived in a mobile home park off Charlotte Highway in the Reynolds area.  About 20 trailers had to be evacuated.  Several vehicles are ruined and parts of the road are washed away.  Neighbors tell 7 News reporter Mike Manzoni that many residents lost everything.

Here’s a list of road closures according to county dispatch:

Buncombe County:
-portions of Sweeten Creek
-Swannanoa River Road
-Azalea Road
-Lyman Street

Transylvania County
-Cemetery Road at the train trestle
-Main Street in Rosman (a few evacuations)
-Highway 178 reopened at Rosman Elementary and East Fork
-Green Road closed at the bridge
-Island Ford closed at the river access
-West main street at Rosenwald Ln Tree down

Polk Co
-Some roads closed
-Rivers seem to be receding and roads are starting to clear
-EMS out right now assessing situation

McDowell County 911 is asking anyone with storm damage to report it by calling 828-652-3982.

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