Flooding from heavy rains ripped out a large culvert on Adams Apple Drive, just off Highway 105 in Invershield, and the road is closed until a new culvert or temporary bridge can be installed.

Flooding caused issues on the Blue Ridge Parkway from Linville Falls to Grandfather Mountain, also in Banner Elk, Pineola and Edgemont.  

US Highway 221 between Linville and Blowing Rock remains closed. High Country Press reports Josh Wright of NCDOT said the department is collaborating with companies outside of the DOT as well as DOT engineers assess the damage. According to the report, the damaged area is very steep and crews can't take normal steps to repair it.

The report also indicates Grandfather Mountain State Park has closed two trails after the park received 11 inches of rain in four days. Nuwati and Cragway trails will be closed for several weeks as crews assess damage and make repairs. Several campsites off those trails will also be closed. Visitors should be aware other trails are open but also have been damaged and hikers should keep that in mind when planning to visit. 

Additional heavy rain Monday afternoon brought more flooding problems to parts of Watauga County. According to the Watauga County Sheriff's office, mudslides were reported along Silverstone Road, Joe Shoemaker Road and Old 421 in the western end of the county.

The Trade Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook feed indicated flooding in the Trade area, with water across Buttermilk Road and several other roads. With the very saturated ground, any heavy rainfall in the area can trigger additional flooding and mudslides.