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Sierra landslide forced I-80 to close in California

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Interstate 80 was shut down for hours in both directions near the California-Nevada state line after flash flooding from Sierra thunderstorms sent rocks and mud flowing onto the freeway. The California Department of Transportation says Tuesday’s landslide was the size of a football field, with mud and debris 3 to 8 inches deep. Lanes were closed in both directions 1½ miles from the Nevada state line at about 4:30 p.m. Eastbound traffic was diverted near Truckee until lanes were reopened about 4½ hours after the slide. Westbound traffic was redirected at the state line until those lanes …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 3, 2013 03:05PM Published Jul 4, 2013 01:42AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.