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Rock slide closes road in Raleigh County

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BECKLEY (WVVA) -

Crews with the West Virginia Division of Highways are on the scene of a rock slide in Raleigh County.

It happened around 5:30 Friday morning in the Sundial community, and it has shut down both lanes of Route 3.

Thomas Camden, the General Manager for DOH says a contractor is coming in to work on clearing the rubble.

The plan is to construct a road on top of the rock face, build a ramp into the fallen rocks and blast before they can remove the already fallen debris.

They hope to have the road open in a week and ask motorists to avoid the area in the meantime.

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