Landslide is blocking highway

A landslide is blocking part of a busy road in Clay County causing traffic jams in an already busy area.

Road officials blame the slide on our unseasonably warm winter and more rain than usual.

The cleanup could take up to a month and it's causing problems for road workers and travelers.

For those traveling along 421 in Clay County, you can thank a rock slide for delays in your commute, just adding more congestion to an already busy road.

For George Gilbert and others like him, it's a major inconvenience.

421 which was shut down Tuesday and has been reduced to one lane and could remain that way for a month.

The Kentucky Department of Transportation says the up and down temperatures may be to blame.

“Freezing and thawing and re-freezing and thawing again, this causes a lot of the rocks to loosen up,” Jonathan Dobson said.

Until that lane is re-opened it will mean extra work for road crews and extra frustrations for travelers.

The Department of Transportation has installed a temporary traffic signal to help traffic move a little smoother.

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