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The Last Stand:

Merlyn Diddle, of Huntington, W.

Friday, October 08, 1999

Merlyn Diddle, of Huntington, W.Va., stands outside his vehicle while waiting in a long line of traffic on U.S. 52 west Thursday. Traffic was backed up for more than 30 minutes as construction workers made the final cleanup on a landlside repair project. Lane restrictions on the highway and bridge were lifted Thursday.