Contractors to work on North Carolina landslide cleanup

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A recent huge landslide that closed North Carolina Highway 9 in Henderson forcing detours, will soon be cleaned up by a number of contractors.

Ted Adams, a construction engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) said the first order of business will be to get a road to the top, clearing the felled tress and fallen rocks.

Contractors will have to figure out how to clear the debris from a 300-foot slope, Adams told Fox Carolina.

“The way the slide moved, it’s really no way to excavate it from the bottom it’s just too big,” he said. “So, we’re going to have to build – construct a small road to get to the top.”

All the debris will also have to be dumped using off-road trucks at a site that has yet to be chosen.

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