May 31, 2014 9:34 am

Highway in Washington reopens after deadly Oso mudslide

VANCOUVER – The highway that runs near Oso in Washington state will open today for the first time since a deadly mudslide 10 weeks ago.

After a moment of silence of noon, State Route 530 will reopen to single-lane alternating traffic.

The highway has been closed since March 22 when a wall of mud descended on the small community killing 42 people.

Crews have worked around the clock to clear the roadway. More than 130,000 tons of mud and debris have been sifted and removed.

A permanent stretch of highway will be built in October.

 

Global News

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