Route 460 closed in Giles County, Virginia, East of WV Border

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GILES COUNTY, VA – As of Saturday, May 23, all lanes of Route 460 in Giles County, Virginia, about five miles east of the West Virginia border, are closed following a mudslide that collapsed portions of the roadway and damaged a retaining wall.

Virginia motorists traveling to West Virginia from Roanoke, Blacksburg, and other locations east of the West Virginia border will need to take Interstate 81 to Wytheville and detour onto northbound Interstate 77.

West Virginia drivers traveling east into Virginia will need to use southbound Interstate 77 as an alternative route around the Route 460 closure.

The slide occurred on Route 460 about a mile west of the Town of Narrows. Route 460 traffic between Route 61 and Route 643 (State Line Road) is affected.

The Virginia Department of Transportation expects this to be a long-term closure, possibly lasting weeks, but an exact time for reopening Route 460 has not been established.

Updates on this closure and the latest Virginia traffic information are available at, through the free mobile app or by phone.

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