N.C. 268 likely to remain closed until Wednesday

Jul. 06, 2013 @ 05:16 PM

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.