Elk Creek in
Buchanan County is isolated from the rest of . Virginia
The road only connects to
and people there must pass through a flood-prone tunnel that occasionally
leaves them completely cut off. Kentucky
Buchanan County officials broke ground Monday on a project
they say will remedy a problem that has existed since became a state in 1792. Kentucky
The problem prompted the
legislature to act, and soon people will have a safe railroad crossing. Virginia
Once the project is complete, officials say the people of Elk Creek will be more connected, without giving up the land they have called home for generations.
Officials say the project should be complete in two or three months.