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Mudslide causes frustration for drivers

Roadway since reopen
Updated: Jun. 14, 2021 at 4:55 AM EDT
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UPDATE 6/14/21 @ 3 p.m.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - For people like Jenny Pace, who depends on Cabin Creek Road in Kanawha County to cross things off on her to-do list, an early morning rockslide Monday forced schedules to shift.

“Kids go to school, they go this way. Grocery store, I mean anything, convenient store, gas, food,” Pace said. “It’ll make me late for work. It’s about ten, fifteen minutes out of the way.”

A massive tree fell around 4:30 a.m., knocking down power lines and boulders -- and blocking both lanes of the roadway in either direction for hours.

“If I would’ve known, I live right down here, I would’ve left a little earlier,” Pace said.

Crews say in addition to cleaning up the fallen rocks, the power lines were considered hot, which could be a dangerous situation if wheels drove over a wire.

As of 1 p.m., Monday, Cabin Creek Road had reopened in that area.

ORIGINAL STORY

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A mudslide has closed Cabin Creek Rd. near Wealthy Acres Rd. in Kanawha County.

The mudslide was first reported about 4:30 Monday morning. Metro 911 dispatchers say the slide is significant enough that it has closed the road in both directions.

Drivers will have to find an alternate way around the area.

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