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LATEST: Mudslide in Welch caused by water line break

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Hillside gives way above a home in Welch, WV on Friday, April 4 Hillside gives way above a home in Welch, WV on Friday, April 4

A hillside gave way in Welch on Friday, April 4, closing Riverside Drive and damaging a home.

Over the weekend, Riverside Drive was closed from the Post Office over to Coney Island in Welch, WV.  The slide happened on Friday, and crews worked to clear the road and fix some damage. 

The slide was caused by a broken water line. That line must be repaired before the West Virginia Department of Transportation can begin repairs to Riverside Drive.  Officials with the WVDOT said the road will remain closed until the repairs are made.