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I-77 North in Mercer County closed again

Local - 12/17/2013 9:33 AM by Nadine Grimley
BLUEFIELD - Both Northbound lanes between mile marker one and nine on Interstate 77 in Mercer County were closed until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.

State Division of Highways spokeswoman Carrie Bly said the closure was necessary to address a slipping hillside near mile marker three.  Bly said crews removed rocks by prying them out with a device similar to an airbag to knock boulders loose.

A detour was in place off of Exit 1 to U.S. 52, U.S. 460, and back on I-77 at Exit 9.

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