Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 10, 2014

DOH crews clear rockslide in McDowell County


Associated Press

WELCH — A major rockslide near Iaeger in McDowell County has been cleared.

According to Carie Bly with the state Division of Highways, both lanes of county Route 1 are now open.

Bly said the roadway was cleared of debris at approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night. As a precaution, a crew patrolled the area through the night to observe the hillside and ensure stability.

The road was initially blocked by a rockslide on April 6 — prompting school buses and other traffic to detour the Iaeger and Panther area.