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Collapse puts N.C. 89 work on hold

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By Shaina Stockton, Staff

LOWGAP, N.C. — An ongoing project to realign a deadly curve on Lowgap Mountain in N.C. has been delayed after a lack of sturdy rock material on the hillside led to an unexpected collapse.
The infamous “Snowbird Curve” has built a bad reputation for Route 89, which crosses the state line and runs through Galax. The quarter-mile stretch of road has limited visibility, and is not particularly accommodating to large tractor trailers.


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