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Landslide brings down several Route 60 Storage units

Jul. 08, 2013 @ 11:22 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Several units at Route 60 Storage slid over a hillside toward the Guyandotte River Sunday and Monday after the string of heavy rains hit the region.

Owner Matt Casto could not be reached for comment Monday, but the area has been taped off for safety purposes and many of the units had been emptied on Monday afternoon. The business is located in the 3400 block of U.S. 60, where there have been some slide issues in the past.

The soggy conditions and the threat of more rain this week raised concerns for other properties in the area. Chuck Lowe, an employee of Car Stuff next door to the storage business, said Monday that his business was planning to have contractors inspect their site and advise about the potential for another slide.

The weekend deluge caused flooding, high waters and other problems in many parts of the state.

The National Weather Service reported that 1.55 inches of rain fell Saturday in the Huntington area and another 1.14 inches fell on Sunday, bringing the total precipitation for the first week of the month to almost five inches.

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