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UPDATE: Massive rockslide closes Kentucky 321; officials say road has reopened

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UPDATE: (11:15 a.m. on Saturday, January 15): According to the Prestonsburg Police Department, Kentucky route 321 has reopened.

UPDATE: (6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 8): Kentucky 321 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky has been closed since a rockslide blocked both lanes Tuesday night.

Wednesday crews began clearing the rubble from the roadway, but they ran into inclement weather which delayed cleanup efforts.

Of course, the weather didn’t cooperate and we got anywhere from six to eight inches of snow, so we sort of had to cool off from that.

Mary Westfall-Holbrook, Chief District Engineer, KYTC District 12

Crews are expected to continue cleanup efforts on Monday. Once the surface rubble is removed, officials tell us they’ll have a better understanding of the full extent of the damage.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the estimated time for the road to reopen is two to four weeks

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.

FLOYD COUNTY, KY (WOWK) – Crews are on scene of a rockslide in Floyd County, Kentucky.

The City of Prestonsburg Kentucky Police Department posted to social media, that a massive rock slide is blocking Kentucky 321, just north of downtown Prestonsburg, between Highlands ARH.

Prestonsburg Fire and Police, along with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are on scene.

If you’re traveling through the area, you’re urged to use US 23 in and out of town.

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