Heavy rainfall in North Carolina has led to a reported mudslide in McDowell County.
WBTV and WCNC are tweeting that a landslide or mudslide developed along mile marker 67 on Interstate 40.
At this time, multiple people are believed trapped in their vehicles on the Interstate.
The roadway is currently closed in both directions on I-40.
It is not known when the Interstate will reopen.
Schools openings in the area will be delayed for two hours on Wednesday morning.
Due to current weather & potential for more flooding overnight, MCS will operate on 2 hour delay for students & staff Wed, May 30. Be safe.
No other details about rescue efforts or injuries were known, however, much of Old Fort, North Carolina, is believed to be under water. First Responders are currently working to evacuate residents.
McDowell county emergency management reports water is spilling around the sides of Lake Tahoma dam. Evacuations ongoing south of the dam. THIS IS A LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. HEED ALL EVACUATION ORDERS IMMEDIATELY! If you are not threatened by floodwaters, shelter in place.
Landslide reported on I-40 mile marker 67. Cars involved, people trapped, McDowell county. All lanes are blocked westbound. Dangerous situation, stay clear of this area!
BREAKING NEWS.. A Mudslide has hit I-40 in McDowell County near mile marker 67 with people and cars trapped. Both sides of the interstate are closed avoid this area. #ncwx #@wcnc #wncwx #flood
@wxbrad old fort NC @11:21pm #ncwx very dangerous situation in this area of McDowell county! https://t.co/Diia3LVuWf
@wxbrad extreme flooding downtown old fort NC @11:20 pm #ncwx https://t.co/WUy6pERx2t
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