UPDATE: All east and west bound lanes of U.S. 460 closed due to mudslide

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UPDATE 5/23/2020 8:15 p.m.: Rt 460 east and west bounds lanes are totally shut down as of Saturday, May 23, 2020, following a mudslide in the area.

According to the Peterstown Vol. Fire Department, alternate routes of travel are advised if you need to go east from Giles County, VA. Suggested routes are as follows:

  • Use Lurich Rd (US 649) to detour around closed section of US 460 between Narrows and Glen Lyn (adds about 10 minutes from Rich Creek) Road may be subject to closures due to flooding and is not advised during high water events.
  • Use Combination of I-77, Rt 61, Rt 100, and US 460 to travel between West Virginia and to the east Road may be subject to closures due to flash flooding events.
  • Use Combination of I-77, Rt 42, Rt 100, and US 460 to travel between West Virginia and to the east.


UPDATE: 5/23/2020 at 9 a.m. A mudslide closed a portion of U.S. 460 in the Rich Creek-Narrows area of Giles County, Va.

According to the Peterstown Vol. Fire Department all east bound lanes are closed at this time due to the retaining wall collapsing. One west bound lane and the shoulder is closed.

Eastbound lanes coming from West Virginia will be detoured off I-77 South onto I-81 North.

Lurich Road is now back open after being closed due to high waters from the New River.


RICH CREEK, VA (WVNS) — A mudslide closed a portion of U.S. 460 in the Rich Creek – Narrows area of Giles County, Va.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, one westbound lane is closed and one eastbound lane is closed on U.S. 460 between Route 643 and Route 61. The mudslide happened about five miles east of the West Virginia state line.

Lurich Road is also closed due to high waters from the New River. That road should be open by 8 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020, according to the Peterstown Vol. Fire Department.

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