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Crews Move Forward On Plans For Temporary Road For Madison Creek

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Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 12, 2013 10:40 AM EST
Updated: Dec. 12, 2013 1:07 PM EST

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Madison Creek Work
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Madison Creek , Logan County , West Virginia

Crews were continuing to work Thursday to push down an unstable hillside in Madison Creek in Logan County so they can compact the mud and debris and build a temporary road for area residents cut off by a mudslide.

On Wednesday, 38 of the 110 residents who live in the area decided to leave and were transported by boat across the Guyandotte River to be put up in local hotels until the emergency exit is finished.

Brent Walker, spokesman for the West Virginia Department of Transportation, said once the work on the hillside is complete, the state Division of Highways will build a temporary road on top of Madison Creek Road. He said the goal is to have the roadway open by Christmas.

Walker said officials continue to work closely with Logan County emergency officials, local fire departments, the Red Cross and Logan County lawmakers.



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