UPDATE: Large tree removed from Merriman Road in Roanoke County

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ROANOKE CO., Va. (WDBJ7) The 7300 block of Merriman Road has re-opened.


A large tree is blocking a Roanoke County road on Tuesday morning.

Police are asking drivers to avoid the 7300 block of Merriman Road, which is between Cotton Hill Road and Token Road, near the Franklin County line.

It may take several hours before the tree is removed, according to a county alert that was issued at 9:30 a.m.

Check back for updates.