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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Public Safety Log for 01-04-2020

Public Safety Log for 01-01-2020

3:46am Public Assist Franklin EMS

4:36am Medical Call Franklin EMS/Franklin VFD

6:18am Medical Call Franklin EMS/Clarks Chapel VFD

7:29am Mudslide Nantahala VFD

• Swain County has requested assistance regarding a large mudslide on US Highway 19 near the rock quarry. Upon arrival (7:48), Command 32 reported no apparent victims and has clarified this is a rock slide. The EOC advised the NC DOT is responding.

8:13am A possible location of the slide, between Cold Springs Baptist Church and Performance Automotive on US-19. \[click image to embiggen to a larger size]

8:20am Nantahala VFD has posted a photo of the slide on their facebook page. It is embedded below. Click on the image to visit their facebook page.

**8:32am** UPDATE this is the slide location. It is in the Gorge, just north of the Ferebee Recreation area across from the rock quarry.

**8:37am** The NCDOT has posted information on the road closure. They're expecting it to be open by 3pm today.


Location of Incident: Swain County, Near Bryson City
US-74, Mile Marker 0 to 0, Both Directions
Near Hewitts Road

Road Impassable - Expected Impact to traffic is High
Start Time: 01/04/2020 08:05 AM
End Time: 01/04/2020 03:00 PM

Road Obstruction: Road Impassable
US-19/74 is closed near Hewitts Road.

Motorists are advised to follow direction of on scene law enforcement.

9:15am Medical Call Franklin EMS/West Macon VFD

9:43am Medical Call Highlands EMS (law enforcement is en route)

9:46am Medical Transfer Franklin EMS (Code Red to Mission)

10:18am Medical Call Franklin EMS (injury)

10:48am Medical Call Franklin EMS/Otto VFD

11:01am Public Assist Franklin EMS

12:41am Medical Call Franklin EMS

12:59pm Medical Transport Franklin EMS

3:35pm Hospice Call Franklin EMS 

3:52pm Public Assist Buncombe County Rescue Squad/Franklin VFD

4:16pm Public Assist Franklin VFD (additional manpower)

4:51pm Public Assist Franklin EMS

5:29pm Message Cowee VFD

5:51pm Medical Call Franklin EMS

5:35pm Nantahala VFD has reported on their facebook page that the NCDOT will have one lane of travel at the location of the rock slide open within the next 30 minutes. [Source

5:57pm Medical Call Franklin EMS/Franklin VFD/MCSO (possible DOA)

6:10pm Facebook Post (with community participation) on current weather conditions. 

6:32pm Fire Cowee VFD 

• power pole reported on fire on Cedar Ridge Road. [LINK]

Published at 12:01am on 01-04-2020 and updated throughout the day.