• Alexandria Regan took this photo of flooding on Pigeon Roost
    Alexandria Regan took this photo of flooding on Pigeon Roost

Mitchell mostly spared from flooding

BAKERSVILLE – As recent torrential rain wreaked havoc on many counties in Western North Carolina, Mitchell was spared any significant damage.

Mitchell County Emergency Management Director Jesse English said high water closed a few roads in the county and some private driveways and bridges were damaged, but for the most part and in comparison to some surrounding counties, Mitchell was relatively unscathed.

“We were spared the brunt,” English said. “We are especially grateful considering some of our neighboring counties got hit so hard.”

A rockslide on 226A near Little Switzerland Thursday, May 31, was handled by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and “cleaned up quick,” English said. 

The MItchell News

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