UPDATE: Just got the following info from Natasha Lacy with the Department of Transportation. The slide was on the northbound side of U.S. 27 this time — the opposite side from last time. The slide was approximately the size of a pickup truck bed. A Transportation Cabinet road crew finished cleaning up the slide this morning, after Camp Dick firefighters cleared the road last night. Natasha said the slides occurred well outside the limits of the U.S. 27 widening project, so construction is probably not to blame.
Ronnie Wardrip just confirmed there was another rockslide on U.S. 27 last night, and several vehicles were damaged. There was a rock slide on U.S. 27 on Jan. 18, 12 days before this one. I have a call in with the state department of transportation office in Lexington and I’m waiting to find out more details, including whether construction on the new U.S. 27 is causing these slides.
Bluegrass 911 dispatch confirmed rocks fell last night and hit at least one truck, causing unspecified damage. Deputies and Camp Dick Fire Department responded to the scene. It looks like Camp Dick probably moved the rocks out of the roadway since the road cleanup crew couldn’t get there until the morning.