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U.S. 321 Closure Extended Into Weekend

A stretch of U.S. 321 in Caldwell County will remain closed until Sunday evening as crews work to stabilize slopes from an overnight slide​ last week. According to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), U.S. 321 remains closed from Blackberry Road to Green Hill Road with an anticipated reopening of the evening of April 21.

The news release says large trucks should not use Blackberry Road, but should instead utilize the following detour routes:

From Boone:

Take U.S. 421 South to Wilkesboro
Take N.C. 16 South to N.C. 18
Take N.C. 18 South to Lenoir
Take U.S. 64 West/N.C. 18 South to Morganton
Take N.C. 181 North to Pineola
U.S. 221 North to Linville to N.C. 105

From Linville:

​Take U.S. 221 South to Pineola
Take N.C. 181 South to Morganton
Take U.S. 64 East/N.C. 18 North to Lenoir
Take N.C. 18 South to N.C. 16 North
Take N.C. 16 North to U.S. 421 North in Wilkesboro

Motorists should use caution when approaching the detour routes and plan accordingly for longer than normal commutes.