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Highway 70 reopened following closure prompted by mudslides

Update: Caltrans said the roadway has been reopened following the clearing of rock and mud.

Posted: Sep 18, 2019 9:25 PM
Updated: Sep 19, 2019 8:46 PM

UPDATE: 8:42 p.m., September 19, 2019 - Caltrans said the roadway has been reopened following the clearing of rock and mud.

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UPDATE: 9:47 p.m., September 18, 2019 - CHP told Action News Now there are several slides in the Camp Fire burn scar area on the highway.

They added there is no estimated time of reopening.

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BUTTE and PLUMAS COUNTIES, Calif. - Caltrans tweeted that Highway 70 has been closed for a multi-mile stretch spanning two counties.

The closure is from Jarbo Gap to the Greenville Wye, the junction of Highway 70 and Highway 89.

A mud and rock slide combination just south of the Pulga Bridge is the reason for the closure.

Caltrans is on the scene.

Stay with Action News Now for updates.

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