Crews work to clear debris from Mt. Shasta mudslide

Sep 22, 2014 4:26 PM by News Staff

U.S. Forest Service crews are working to clear a mud flow that has closed two roads and a bridge on Mount Shasta.

The mudslide happened Saturday when the tip of a glacier broke off and sent a torrent of muck, logs and rocks down Mount Shasta's southeast side.

Two public roads, Pilgrim Creek Road and Forest Service Road 31, were impacted and remain closed.

Authorities say there were no injuries and that no homes were damaged.

U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Andrea Capps says most of the slide was confined to the mountain's Mud Creek. Capps says it forced the creek out of its channel and that water still was running over a Forest Service road on Monday.

Residents of a small, off-the-grid housing development near the slide can use other roads to reach their houses.

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