After a month of issues, officials hope to clear KY-72's mudslide soon

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HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - It has been an issue for people living along KY-72 in Catrons Creek for more than a month.

The mudslide that shut down one lane of KY-72 has caused everything from muddy cars to traffic delays.

"If you wanna leave for work or to go to the grocery you have to leave 30 minutes, 45 minutes early," said Roger Sizemore, who lives near the slide.

He lives off of KY-72 and says the last month or so has been a hassle. Each day, trucks drive by carrying away more debris from the site.

Transportation crews said on Facebook that cleanup will hopefully only take two more weeks.

The cleanup does depend on how bad the weather gets, heavy rain would halt their cleanup efforts.

Sizemore says he's just hopeful nothing goes wrong in the next couple weeks so that there will be no more problems in the area.

"As of now we are trapped in, there's one way in, one way out and it's down to one lane," said Sizemore.