Jen Ward 540-387-5238
April 6, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROCK SLIDE CLOSES PORTION OF ROUTE 43 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
SALEM – A portion of Route 43 (Narrow Passage Road) in Botetourt County is closed to through traffic between the bridge of Route 870 (James Street) and the intersection of Route 220 and Route 43 (Narrow Passage Road) in Eagle Rock due to a rock slide.
Citizens in the town of Eagle Rock have access to the town turning right onto Route 43 (Church Street) from the bridge at Route 870 (James Street). Access to homes in the area on Route 43 (Narrow Passage Road) is available from either end of the road.
Rock continues to slide at this time. Repairs and clean-up of the roadway have been scheduled to begin next week. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes as necessary and to use caution in the area.
Weather permitting, the road will re-open to through traffic by next Friday, April 14.
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