With more rain in store, crews continue monitoring W.Va. landslide near airport

Emergency crews are continuing to monitor a landslide next to a West Virginia hilltop airport that already has forced residents out of a few dozen homes in Charleston.

Authorities were concerned Friday that heavy rains over the weekend could worsen the situation.

The National Weather Service had said up to 2 inches of rain was possible this weekend on already saturated ground and has issued a flood watch in the area through Saturday evening.

Crews told WSAZ-TV (http://bit.ly/1EkJRsy) that there was no new damage to homes Friday night into Saturday morning.

The landslide began Sunday near the end of the main runway at Yeager Airport and broke loose Thursday, taking out power lines, trees, an unoccupied home, and a church. It also caused a nearby creek to rise.


Information from: WSAZ-TV, http://www.wsaz.com