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Meeting in Belle to Look at Long-Term Impacts of Kanawha County Mud & Rock Slides


In Kanawha County, reoccurring mud and rock slides have led to the on and off closure of a portion of route 60 near Cedar Grove.

A community group has organized a meeting in Belle this evening to discuss the long-term impacts that these reoccurring closures could have on businesses and residents.

The Upper Kanawha Valley Citizens Advisory Council is inviting community members and business representatives to attend this evening’s meeting.

Representatives from the Department of Highways will be there and will discuss the long-term plans for resolving the issue of mudslides and rock slides which have led to the on and off closures.

Businesses that are being affected are also invited to attend.

According to Dave Fletcher, the chairman of the Upper Kanawha Valley Citizens Advisory Council, Appalachian Power and Medford Trucking are among the businesses that have expressed concern.

Residents in many of the communities have reported long delays on their commutes, since they’ve had to take detours along route 61 in the last week.

The meeting will be at 5:30 PM, Wednesday, April 29th at Belle City Hall.