Route 4 reopened to traffic after rock slide

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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— A major artery through Washington County that had been closed by a rock slide on Monday is now open.

The state Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald announced this afternoon that Route 4 in the Comstock area of Fort Ann is now open to travel. The department is still investigating the rock slide, which happened around 9:15 a.m. on Monday and covered about 200 feet of the southbound lane of the road.

"The New York State Department of Transportation and its contractor, Reale Contracting, has worked around the clock to reopen this important corridor," DOT Commissioner McDonald said in a press release. "It was imperative that our removal process continue unabated during this closure to ensure the safety of the traveling public and of our workers. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding."

State Route 4 is a major route to Vermont and it carries 8,000 to 9,000 vehicles per day,

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