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Mudslide causes traffic delays

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Heavy rains caused a mudslide in Pikeville Wednesday morning that slowed traffic to one lane.

It happened on Town Mountain Road about 8:00.

Road crews say the slide brought down trees and rocks, and as the rain continued more of the hillside kept sliding.

Crews closed the road to one lane while they worked to clear the debris and prevent another slide.

"We just want to keep the public safe in case it does get worse, but yeah it wasn't that bad. Trees though if they come off it could get ugly," said Adam Newsome with Highway District 12.

Crews say the road should be completely open by Thursday morning.


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