Update 1/11/2020: NC DOT has announced that the road through the Nantahala Gorge will be closed until Monday at 7am.
U.S. Routes 19 and 74 through the Nantahala Gorge are closed today and tomorrow. State department of transportation crews are working to clean up debris caused by the landslide that happened on Saturday. DOT Spokesman David Uchiyama says today’s closure is preventive.