Rock slide blocked highway lanes on I-89, exit 6 to Barre, Monday
I-89 North near Barre was congested on Monday after a landslide covered the highway just south of exit six. One lane of traffic was open in the early afternoon.
Debris reached into both of I-89's northbound lanes shortly after a landslide the morning of July 16. VTrans workers cleared the left lane, but say the right lane will take much longer. VTD Photo/Anne Galloway
Agency of Transportation workers were on site clearing the debris they could while the agency sent equipment to the site to clear clear larger rocks, an official said.
Tom Anderson, a project manager at the Agency of Transportation’s Berlin office, which is responsible for central Vermont including the affected area, said crews were on-site. Anderson said the right lane, which is covered by larger debris, should be open “by the end of the day,” but stopped short of naming a specific time.
Later, AOT said it could be two weeks before the right-hand lane is open to traffic.