Virginia Department of Energy has declared an abandoned mine emergency in Pound. A home in Pound is located below a surface mine that was in operation until 1975 and the culvert in front of the home was filled by runoff from the mine. The runoff caused the home to become inaccessible. An abandoned mine land grant of $22,055 will be supplied to replace the culvert and the damaged bridge so the home can be accessed. The construction will take place along Bowser Hollow Road and is expected to be complete in a few days.
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