Heavy Rain Causes Sinkholes, Road Embankment Slides In Limestone

By Leah Tuckwiller

After several days of heavy rainfall, the area has finally begun to see some sun again, with temperatures yesterday climbing to the 60s and only a breeze blowing to remind locals of the high winds of earlier this week. However, the rain has once again shown its bad side to residents of the Greenbrier Valley.

In addition to the landslide on Route 60's westbound lane just past Harts Run, Route 63 in Ronceverte is also showing some damage. A crack formed in the road following the last storm on Monday or Tuesday. The Division of Highways calls such issues "roadway embankment failures," when land near roadways begins to slide away. In this case, the slide is due to the heavy rainfall early this week.

Read more in the Thursday, February 28, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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