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Debris Cleared From Landslide on Road Below Yeager Airport


A road has been cleared of debris from a 2015 landslide at Yeager Airport’s safety-overrun area.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the last of the debris has been removed from the Kanawha County road below the hilltop airport. Officials are now awaiting action by the state Division of Highways to reopen it.

Airport executive director Terry Sayre told the airport board Wednesday new drainage culverts have been installed under the road and a nearby parking lot where a church once stood.

The airport has spent about $4.1 million to clear 540,000 cubic yards of earth and rock.

No one was injured in the landslide. Several homes acquired by the airport along the road were torn down.