Highway in Northern California Closed Due to Multiple Landslides

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A highway in Northern California was closed on Monday, March 20, due to multiple landslides, transport authorities said.

Caltrans said State Route 70 remained closed from the Greenville Wye to Jarbo Gap due to at least seven landslides.

Footage released by Caltrans shows the most active slide, at Post Mile 15.2, where the roadway was completely blocked.

Following weeks of rain and snow, the stability of the slides were re-evaluated, Caltrans said. However, crews were waiting for a stretch of dry weather to work on them, “due to the extreme danger involved with moving material when rain and snow are in the forecast.”

Caltrans said there was no estimated time when State Route 70 will be reopened. Credit: Caltrans District 2 via Storyful