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Crews Working to Remove Huge Rock Slide

Crews are continuing to work on a huge rock slide on to a road near Sundial in Raleigh County. Three large boulders and debris fell onto the roadway. Over the weekend, crews began using explosives to blast the boulders. This process is quite difficult due to the location of the road, which is sandwiched between a hillside and the Coal River. Measures must be taken to limit the amount of debris that enters the water.
Blasting of the boulders will continue today. Once the debris in the roadway is taken care of, work will begin to stabilize the hillside.
Clearing of WV 3 is expected to take at least 10 days. The roadway will remain closed during this time.


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