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Goff Mountain Road reopens

By Staff reports
Chip Ellis
Goff Mountain Road in Cross Lanes was closed for much of the day Monday after a truck carrying an excavator got caught in power lines, bringing the lines down and breaking a utility pole. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m., and Kanawha County emergency officials expected the road to be closed for 10 to 12 hours. Kanawha County school buses for Cross Lanes Elementary School, Andrew Jackson Middle School and Nitro High School were among the vehicles significantly delayed by the road closure.

CROSS LANES, W.Va. -- Goff Mountain Road in Cross Lanes, which was closed about 12 hours on Monday, reopened after 9 p.m., according to Kanawha County Metro 911's Twitter account. 

Some Kanawha County school buses experienced major delays caused by downed power lines in the Cross Lanes area, according to an automated message from Kanawha County Schools.

The schools affected were Cross Lanes Elementary, Andrew Jackson Middle School and Nitro High School, according to the message.

Kanawha County officials said the road would be closed for about 12 hours while work crews repair downed power lines.

A truck carrying an excavator got caught in power lines near City National Bank just before 9:30 a.m., bringing the lines down and breaking a utility pole, according to  Metro 911 dispatchers.

 


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