EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSSouthbound I-77 Re-Opens Following Mudslide
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Reported by: Heath Harrison
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Jul. 12, 2013 7:14 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 13, 2013 4:47 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The southbound lanes of Interstate 77 near Charleston have reopened following a mudslide Friday.
A severe thunderstorm and heavy rains hit the region around 6:45 p.m., causing the mudslide, which shut the road down for about an hour.
A mudslide blocked both southbound lanes of Interstate 77 near the Edens Fork exit, following a severe thunderstorm which hit the region Friday.
Severe thunderstorms moved through parts of Sissonville and the Elk River area around 6:45 p.m., bringing hail and heavy rains.
A flash flood warning was issued for Kanawha, Jackson, Boone. Roane and Putnam counties until 9:45 p.m. Friday.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for updates on this developing story.
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