Section of VA-116 collapses in Franklin County due to rain

Rain has washed out a portion of VA-116
Rain has washed out a portion of VA-116 (Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – A section of VA-116 on Windy Gap Mountain in Franklin County has collapsed due to rain, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

The section of road that collapsed is near the Franklin County and Roanoke County line just past the Coopers Cove Road intersection.

VDOT says it could take one to two months to repair the road.

VDOT plans to stabilize the slope using soil nails. This process involves launching steel rods into the slope to secure it.

A detour is in place. You will travel Route 678 to Route 635, then Route 681 before returning to Route 116.

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