Road Clearing Work Starts At NC Mudslide Site

North Carolina road crews have begun clearing the road where a massive mudslide damaged three homes and cut off access to dozens of others.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that work began Friday removing mud and other debris from the road. But Transportation Department spokeswoman Julia Merchant says the road won't reopen until the top of Buck Mountain is stabilized.

Officials have said the Feb. 5 mudslide happened after a system of retaining walls at Ghost Town in the Sky failed during heavy rain, sending a 30-foot-high wall of mud and debris down 3,000 feet.

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