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I-77 between Princeton and Bluefield reopens after rock slide

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The West Virginia Department of Transportation announced on Wednesday, March 27, that both northbound lanes of Interstate 77 at mile marker 3 are now open.

"It's been a grueling week for our Division of Highways workers and the contractor as they worked around the clock to clean up the massive rockslide and detour traffic," said Secretary Mattox in a news release. "We appreciate the patience of the I-77 travelers and commend all those who played a role in reopening this vital transportation artery."

The stretch of I-77 between in Bluefield and Princeton was opened at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday after crews did a final assessment of the hillside, checked for road damage and cleared the road of mud and debris.

A rock slide happened on Wednesday, March 20, prompting the DOH to close that section of the highway for a week. The DOH set up a detour that remained in place for a week.