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Route 3 In Raleigh County Could Be Closed For A Week Due To Rockslide

Reported: Dec. 27, 2013 5:43 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 28, 2013 7:24 PM EST
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SUNDIAL, W.Va. (Dave Benton, Heath Harrison) -- A segment of W.Va. Route 3 in Raleigh county remains closed after a rockslide took out the road Friday evening.

The 3,000 ton rockslide is still causing some major problems, but the West Virginia Division of Highways said they will hire a contractor to remove large rocks from the road. Firefighters on the scene said it will not be an easy job.

The Department of Transportation said the road could remain closed for a week.




SUNDIAL, W.Va. (AP) -- A segment of W.Va. Route 3 in Raleigh County is closed because of a rock slide.

The Department of Transportation said the road could remain closed for a week. The Division of Highways will hire a contractor to remove large rocks from the road.

The slide occurred Friday near Sundial.

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SUNDIAL, W.Va. (Mamie Buoy) -- A large rockslide has shut down a busy roadway in Raleigh County.

The rockslide happened on W.Va. Route 3 in the Sundial area , between Beckley and Whitesville, Friday evening. Dispatchers said there are several large boulders in the road and, as of 5:30 p.m., more are still falling off of the roadway.

Nobody was injured, but crews said the road could possibly be shut down until Saturday.



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