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July 25, 2013
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Mudslide coses westbound I-80 near state line

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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The Union Updated Jul 25, 2013 10:10PM Published Jul 30, 2013 12:34AM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.