Heavy Rains In W.Va. Lead To Flurry Of Rockslides

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia officials say recent heavy rains are resulting in a barrage of rockslides and mudslides.

The Charleston Gazette reports that state highway repair crews were on the scene of three major slides around the state Thursday. West Virginia Division of Highways spokesman Brent Walker said crews worked to clear a huge rockslide that blocked U.S. Route 60 about one mile west of Cedar Grove in Kanawha County. Tons of rock broke loose high above the two-lane highway at about 10 a.m. and completely covered both lanes.

Road crews were also on their second day trying to clear a massive slide on West Virginia Route 10 in Logan County and were battling a mud and tree slide across West Virginia Route 74 in Marshall County.

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