BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. – UPDATE
The Virginia Department of Transportation says Route 43 near Botetourt Road in Botetourt County’s Eagle Rock will be closed until next week.
This comes after a rockslide Monday closed the area to the left of the bridge from Route 220 headed toward Clifton Forge.
Crews will begin work on Monday, March 6, if the weather allows.
We will continue to update this article as we learn more.
As of 5:30 a.m., Route 43 near Botetourt Road is closed. VDOT says all south and north lanes are closed.
Attention drivers! A rockslide has closed a portion of Route 43 in Eagle Rock, Botetourt County, according to VDOT Salem.
Officials say the area to the left of the bridge from Route 220 headed toward Clifton Forge is closed. On the other hand, the part of Route 43 headed toward the town of Eagle Rock and Buchanan is still open at this time, VDOT officials say.
Traffic Alert: RT 43 in Eagle Rock, @botetourtcounty, closed due to rockslide located on RT 43 to left of bridge from RT 220 towards Clifton Forge. RT 43 open heading to town of Eagle Rock & Buchanan. Road closed today & overnight. Rockslide still active. Updates will be shared. pic.twitter.com/PCWxG6MeU2— VDOT Salem (@VaDOTSalem) February 27, 2023
We’re told by authorities that the closure will be in place throughout the day and will likely last overnight since the rockslide is still active.
We will continue to update this article as information becomes readily available.