- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Work has begun on shoring up a runway safety embankment at Charleston’s Yeager Airport.

Heavy rains had caused some slippage on the so-called overrun area in recent days. The Charleston Gazette-Mail (https://bit.ly/1gKvxTe ) reported that the months-long project got under way on Monday.

The manmade hillside is intended to cushion a departing aircraft in the event of an aborted take-off. About half of the structure has been lost to a landslide.

The work includes the removal of crumbling, unstable sections.

S&E; Clearing and Hydroseeding of Varney in Mingo County has been awarded a $1.51 million contract to perform the work.



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