US-460 in Pike County partially closed due to mudslide, one lane back open

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PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Updated 5:37 p.m.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say both lanes of US 460 in Pike County should reopen around midnight Wednesday.

b>Updated 12:30 p.m.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials tell us one lane has opened on US 460 in Pike County.

Most of the road is still blocked due to a mudslide, but traffic is now moving slowly.

Officials said there are still intermittent long delays as trucks hauling material from the road shoulder come and go.

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 12 posted on its Facebook Wednesday morning that both lanes of US-460 in Pike County are closed due to a mudslide.

The mudslide is below the old Millard High School.

In the Facebook post, Highway District 12 Maintenance Superintendent Josh Blackburn said that material is still coming down the hillside.

"The hillside is still moving," Blackburn said, adding, "The roadway will be blocked until the hillside stabilizes and we don't have any more rock, mud, or debris coming down onto the pavement.

One lane of traffic may be open sometime later today, Blackburn said.

For now, people who planned to go through that area will have to come up with another plan.

Once Blackburn's crew reaches the mudslide, they will flag traffic, start hauling debris out of the roadway and monitor the hillside to make sure those working to clear the highway remain safe.

We will continue to update this story.