Rock slide closes Main Street

POMEROY — A rock slide near the Bridge of Honor closed Main Street on Friday morning and left area homes and businesses without power.

The slide reportedly occurred in the early morning hours Friday, bringing a tree down onto the roadway, as well as a large rock which was off the roadway. The hillside is reportedly unstable with additional movement possible.

Crews with ODOT and AEP, as well as the Police Police Department were on the scene before 6 a.m., and were waiting for day light in order to be able to better view the situation.

Traffic can access the Bridge of Honor by going through Middleport, with traffic coming from Pomeroy being turned around at McDonald’s. Power is out in the area of the slide, and on West Main Street going toward downtown Pomeroy. There is power in the downtown Pomeroy area at this time.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.