SUNDIAL, W.Va. — The state Division of Highways is hiring a contractor to remove two large boulders that fell onto state Route 3 in Raleigh County Friday. The agency said Saturday the highway near the community of Sundial could be closed for up to a week.
The rockslide happened at Hatcher’s Bottom. The large rocks have been measured at 30 feet in diameter.
The rockslide is the latest in a string of rock and mudslides that have taken place over the last few weeks.
A large mudslide on Madison Creek Road in Logan County earlier this month forced the temporary reconstruction of the road so families could get in and out of the area. The DOH also had to hire a contractor to blast a section of hillside away above Interstate 77 north in Mercer County.
Heavy rain is forecasted for Sunday into Monday in some parts of the state which could cause more road slips and slides.