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Contractor clearing McDowell County rockslide

Contributed photo from Bluefield Daily Telegraph  Concerns are growing in McDowell County over a rockslide on county Route 1 between the Iaeger and Panther communities. The state Division of Highways approved an emergency contract Tuesday for the rock removal.
Contributed photo from Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Concerns are growing in McDowell County over a rockslide on county Route 1 between the Iaeger and Panther communities. The state Division of Highways approved an emergency contract Tuesday for the rock removal.

IAEGER, W.Va. — Contractors were working Wednesday to remove a rockslide that has been impeding travel for residents in the Iaeger and Panther communities.

School bus detours lasting more than two hours and alternate routes through the mountains have been concerning residents ever since a rockslide blocked County Route 1 between Iaeger and Panther on April 6.

After receiving numerous complaints, an emergency purchasing request was approved to allow a contractor to handle the removal of a large rock and clean-up of the rockslide, according Carrie Bly, communications specialist for the state Department of Transportation. The work is estimated to cost approximately $25,000.

“The contractor is making progress on the rockslide clean-up along county Route 1,” Bly said in a statement issued today. “We are still on track to have the roadway open to all traffic by Friday…

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