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Hunt to View I-40 Damage

Posted August 11, 1997

— Gov. Jim Hunt is heading west to inspect the rockslide damage on Interstate-40.

He will tour the section of I-40 damaged after rock spills last month. It's still shut down and traffic has been re-routed.

Two people died this weekend, in separate accidents on the detour road.

Area businesses say they'll be glad when that section of I-40 is open again. Since it was shut down, they've been losing customers.

One estimate says it could be as late as October before the interstate is open again.

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