N.C. 268 likely to remain closed until Wednesday
The section of N.C. 268 that was closed to traffic on Friday because of erosion likely will remain closed until Wednesday, said Steve Abbott, a communications officer with the N.C. Department of Transportation.
The road is still considered impassable between its two intersections with Laytown Road, where heavy rain flowing into the Yadkin River caused a mudslide that washed the bank away from about 110 feet of the highway.
The Department of Transportation has classified the problem as a slope failure and hopes to have repairs completed by Wednesday, Abbott said.
Local drivers should take Laytown Road as a detour, and tractor-trailers should take Grandin Road to N.C. 18.
A section of Waterfalls Road that was not closed on Friday despite a portion of the shoulder being washed out due to a landslide was still open as of Saturday afternoon.
As of Saturday afternoon, portions of Old Johns River Road were still closed to traffic.