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Massive rockslide closes roadway

Part of state Route 321 in eastern Kentucky is closed after a massive rockslide near...
Part of state Route 321 in eastern Kentucky is closed after a massive rockslide near Prestonsburg.(Prestonsburg Police Department)
Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 10:57 PM EST
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PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) - A massive rock slide Monday night has closed part of state Route 321, just north of downtown Prestonsburg and between Highlands Appalachian Regional Hospital, the Prestonsburg Police Department said.

Officers say the road will be closed for a prolonged period of time. It follows weather-related incidents throughout eastern Kentucky.

Police say drivers should use U.S. 23 to get in and out of town.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 12 reports the slide happened between mile-markers 1.6 and 2.1, about two-tenths of a mile south of state Route 3 and two-tenths of a mile north of the intersection of state Route 3024 (Stonecrest Road) near the National Guard Armory.

State road crews are on scene to assess the situation. KTC officials say the road will remain closed at least overnight.

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