Associated Press Published

Landslide Closes Route 82 in Nicholas County

The Division of Highways says a section of West Virginia Route 82 in Nicholas Close is closed because of a landslide.

The closed section is 2.6 miles east of Birch River. One lane is expected to reopen at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The DOH says heavy rain caused Monday’s landslide. State crews are working to remove rock and debris from the road.

A detour is in place.