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Landslide goes from bad to worse

Updated: Monday, August 19 2013, 06:25 PM EDT

By: Celina Pompeani


More details are in about a road in Marshall County that has fallen about 40 feet, affecting neighbors. When the landowner went up on Friday, he and nearby residents were just beginning to notice the cracks in the road. When they went up again on Saturday, the road was no longer there. "We had received a call from one of the residents about the slip and we went with the Washington Lands Fire Department to check out the site and to see some of the damage that occurred on the hillside," said Tom Hart, Marshall County Emergency Management Director. Hart said this has been a problem since the road project that occurred a few years ago. Tom Wilson, the landowner said when he went up to the hillside Saturday morning, the road had fallen about 40 feet. Wilson and Hart both said their biggest concern right now is the residents living just down below the mess. "There are homes below that and the residents are extremely concerned about their homes at this point and their safety, so that is something that we’re continuing to communicate with them and monitor as well," said Hart. Hart said right now it's a day to day worry for residents. They did send a report into the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Management, and also submitted a request for the Department of Highways out of Charleston. The state will be there on Wednesdays to see what type of mitigation measure will be needed. "Hopefully they're able to get in there and take a look at it but it's a day-to-day thing for the residents and they're keeping an eye on it," said Hart.

Landslide goes from bad to worse

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