Local mine idle for time being

FAIRVIEW, W. Va. (WDTV) -- The Federal Number 2 mine in Fairview is on idle status for the time being.

Idle means the mine is currently not producing coal, which could be for a variety of reasons. That means very few employees will be working.

In September, 5 News told you 59 workers were laid off from the mine. At that time they said the layoffs were due to economic and ecological conditions at the mine.