Crews Begin Blasting after Rockslide in Raleigh County

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

SUNDIAL, W.Va. (AP) - Crews are working to remove three massive rocks that fell onto W.Va. Route 3 in Raleigh County.

The road has been closed near Sundial since the rocks fell from a mountainside on Friday.

Blasting and drilling to break up the rocks began Sunday and continues Monday.

WVDOT Spokesperson Carrie Bly says the process is difficult due to the location of the road, because it is sandwiched between a hillside and the Coal River. They are taking measures to limit the amount of debris that goes into the water.

Bly says the clearing is expected to take at least 10 days and WV 3 will be closed during that time.

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