Rock slide closes Route 124


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The rock shown in this picture will be removed as it is in danger of falling onto the roadway below.


ANTIQUITY — Less than two weeks after a rock slide closed down Main Street in Pomeroy, another main road in Meigs County is closed due to a rock slide.

On Wednesday morning, the Ohio Department of Transportation closed State Route 124 between Blind Hollow Road and McNickle Road near Antiquity due to a rock slide.

ODOT District 10 Public Information Officer Ashley Rittenhouse told the Sentinel that at this time the rock is not in the roadway, but there is the threat of it falling into the roadway.

“At this point there’s no estimate of when the road will reopen. We are bringing in a contractor to get the rock off the hillside. Our crews will then work alongside the contractor to bust up the rock. We are working as quickly as possible to reopen the road,” said Rittenhouse.

This is not the first time there has been a rock slide in the area, as a stretch of roadway was also closed for a period of time in early 2016 when rocks fell into one lane of the road.

The rock shown in this picture will be removed as it is in danger of falling onto the roadway below.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/03/web1_3.30-Rock-Slide.jpgThe rock shown in this picture will be removed as it is in danger of falling onto the roadway below.

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