DUHRING, W.Va. — Another round of heavy rains continued to play havoc with waterlogged soil thorough the region, contributing to road slips and rock slides throughout the region.
Samantha Perry, editor of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, was headed to work Monday morning, only to find a portion of her driveway washed away.
Perry said that her husband, Joe, was able to get a vehicle past the slip, so the family has access to River Road.
Tom Camden, District 10 administrator for the West Virginia Division of Highways, said that road slips are not uncommon when the soil is saturated with water, and more rain comes along. Regardless of the size of the slip or the rock slide, he said they both pose a danger as well as a challenge to repair.
“We had another bad rock slide on U.S. Route 52 near Iaeger on Sunday,” Camden said. “The rocks were so big that we had to send our big rock hammer down there Sunday night to break them up,” Camden said.
“It’s an on-going situation…