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N.C. 163 Near Glendale Springs in Ashe County Closed for Slope Repairs Damaged In Recent Storms

Photo courtesy of N.C. Department of Transportation
Photo courtesy of N.C. Department of Transportation

Aug. 9, 2013. N.C. Department of Transportation crews have closed N.C. 163 near Glendale Springs to repair a slope next to the highway damaged due to recent storms. The repairs are scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 12, at 8 a.m. and may be completed in three weeks, weather permitting.

Flooding and runoff from heavy rains loosened the soil on the long, steep bank next to N.C. 163. Crews will haul in large rocks to rebuild the embankment.

While the closure is in place, motorists will take the following 23-mile detour route:

·       Take N.C. 163 and turn right onto U.S. 221. Turn right onto N.C. 16 and head back to N.C. 163.

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