Road in Alum Creek Still Closed Nearly Three Months After Slip

ALUM CREEK, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- For three months the folks who count on a portion of Little Coal River Road in Alum Creek haven't been able to count on their road.

"It's a really big headache." Ampless Miller, told

Neighbors have to drive 20 miles to get two miles because the road has been closed since early December because of a major slip.

Another concern is emergency crews being able to make it to the scene.

Neighbors in this part of Lincoln County thought the road would be fixed by now. The Division of Highways says they have the funds in place to fix the road. It's taken longer than they'd expected to acquire privately owned property that is in the middle of the slip.

A spokesperson for the DOH says they should be able to begin work in a few weeks.

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