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Embankment fails on Route 1086

An embankment failure early Thursday morning on Route 1086 on Sizemore Mountain has left one lane of traffic open for motorists. According to District 12, traffic will be reduced to one lane along Route 1086 between mile markers 2 and 3 on Sizemore Mountain. Highway District 12’s David Kilburn said that the break occurred sometime during the early morning hours Thursday. Officials said signs are in place to caution motorists that the road is down to one lane. Repairs will begin as soon as engineers determine the safest and most efficient way to fix the problem. Kilburn said everyone who drives Sizemore Mountain should be especially careful in the coming days. Route 1086 has had a history of such breaks, with one such incident several years ago closing the road entirely for a few months.

Filed under: Floyd Co.


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