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Slip repairs have shut down Ohio 9, and detour signs are posted on Newell Avenue in St. Clairsville alerting drivers to the road closure 7.5 miles ahead. The road will be closed for five days. The slip repair project began Monday. Ohio Department of Transportation spokeswoman Lauren Borell said the crew is utilizing a drill to repair the road slip. The crew will drill down on the side of the road before installing beams and concrete to reinforce the hillside to prevent future slips, she said. The detour advises drivers to take U.S 40 west to Ohio 331, Ohio 331 west to Ohio 149, Ohio 149 north back to Ohio 9, and reverse.