Along I-77, all hill breaks loose

By Staff reports

Lawrence Pierce
Division of Highways crews work to stabilize a hillside along Interstate 77 in Mercer County after a massive rockslide last week.
PRINCETON, W.Va. -- Division of Highways crews worked to stabilize a hillside along Interstate 77 in Mercer County after a massive rockslide last week.Crews used cranes to push loose hanging rock down the slope to prevent further sliding, DOH spokesman Brent Walker said Tuesday.The northbound lanes between Princeton and Bluefield are closed, but DOH hopes to have the lanes open for the Easter weekend. Walker said bad weather has prevented crews from working around the clock.
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