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Family grateful to return to Madison Creek home in time for holidays

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Scott Browning and his family could return home Thursday. Scott Browning and his family could return home Thursday.
LOGAN COUNTY, WV -

The road that runs through Madison Creek in Logan County is now open, but for a little more than a week, you just couldn't make it through.

We caught up the Browning family on Thursday.  They've been in a hotel while the crews worked to get the road re-opened.   "Some people look at the glass as half empty.  I look at the glass half full," said Scott Browning. 

Browning works in the mines, his wife is a teacher at a local elementary school.  They've been through quite a lot over the last week..  He said, "Not many people get the bring their baby home and bring her to a hotel, ten minutes away from their home."

The Brownings have a new granddaughter who was born just one week ago.  Their daughter, Megan, went into labor at their home and had to be brought out by boat.

The family said despite being displaced, having their new baby granddaughter born right in the middle of this, and having to wait this mess out, they're just grateful.  "We got our family," Scott said.  "Everyone's in good health."

Now that the road is open, the Brownings can return home. The Division of Highways has worked around the clock to re-open it.  Scott said his mother just recently had a heart attack.  She decided to stay in her house in Madison Creek for the duration of the work.

"Happy Birthday Mom, I love you.  I'll be home soon," he said.  Now, he can be with her on her birthday    

Crews with the division of highways tell us, luckily, there were no injuries reported during the slide or as the road was being repaired.