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B R E A K I N G N E W S !One Lane Of Route 60 Reopens, AEP Worker Taken To Hospital
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Wes Armstead
Reported: Mar. 20, 2012 8:12 AM EDT
Updated: Mar. 20, 2012 11:03 AM EDT
Cedar Grove , Kanawha County , West Virginia
One lane of Route 60 near Cedar Grove is back open Tuesday morning after a rock slide blocked the roadway starting around 8am.
Phil Moye with Appalachian Power tells Eyewitness News that it appears the driver of the AEP truck swerved to avoid hitting a rock already in the roadway as a result of the rock slide. It didn't take long for the other rocks to start slipping, making for a huge mess across both lanes of the road.
Moye says the driver of that AEP truck was taken to the hospital as a precaution and is okay. Dispatchers say one lane of Route 60 remains closed as of 11am Tuesday.
The cleanup continues after a rock slide in Kanawha County Tuesday morning.
It happened around 8am near the Go-Mart in the Cedar Grove area.
Emergency workers tell us the sliding rocks pushed an AEP truck 4 to 5 feet into the roadway. The driver of that truck reportedly received injuries to his leg; no name has been released.
Route 60 remains shut down as of 9am Tuesday.
A rock slide in Kanawha County has shut down one stretch of road and left an Appalachian Electric Power worker hurt early Tuesday morning.
Dispatchers say that rock slide happened around 8am along Route 60 near Cedar Grove.
Route 60 near Cedar Grove will be shut down while crews clear the scene.
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