Mudslide coses westbound I-80 near state line |

Mudslide coses westbound I-80 near state line

The Union staff

A mud slide triggered by summertime rainstorms late Thursday afternoon closed westbound Interstate 80 about four miles west of the California-Nevada border, according to the Department of Transportation.

The slide occurred at around 3:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol website.

Caltrans crews were en route to the mudslide, which is covering the westbound lanes at Farad with mud and debris. Westbound traffic was being held at the stateline and one eastbound lane was closed to allow westbound traffic to turn around.

The estimated time of reopening was about 8:30 p.m.

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