BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- The state Department of Transportation says the northbound lanes of Interstate 77 near the West Virginia-Virginia border will remain closed until further notice due to a rock slide.
The department said Thursday that the rock slide must be stabilized first. A contractor is bringing heavy equipment to the site. It will be used to push more rock and debris down the slope.
Concrete barriers have been placed in the right lane of I-77 to contain the debris. Workers were scheduled to clean up some of the debris and haul it away Thursday night.
Traffic is being rerouted onto U.S. 460 to Princeton, where it reconnects with the interstate.The slide occurred Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported.