West Virginia Residents Displaced By Landslide Get OK To Begin Returning< < Back to
Yeager Airport officials say people displaced by a landslide can start moving back into their homes.
Airport executive director Rick Atkinson says utilities have been restored to many of the affected homes. About 10 homes damaged by water haven’t yet been cleared.
The landslide began on March 8 on a man-made emergency overrun area at the end of an extended part of the main runway where the hilltop drops off. The slide broke loose last Thursday and took out power lines, trees, an unoccupied home and a church. Several dozen homes were evacuated.
Atkinson said Tuesday in a news release that engineers are monitoring and mapping the slope. He says the operation is entering the recovery phase and airport officials hope to being removing material in the near future.