US 95 near Nevada-California state line closed following mudslide, train derailment

By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
July 15, 2018, 8:02:38 AM EDT

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A mudslide and a freight train derailment led to the closure of U.S. 95 near the Nevada-California state line on Friday.

Flooding caused a mudslide at U.S. Hwy 95, 10 miles south of the Nevada border, forcing its closure.

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(Image via Twitter/Caltrans District 8)


The mudslide was cleaned up and set to reopen at 3 p.m. on Friday; However, a train derailment occurred, spilling 15 cars and delaying the recovery process. The derailment happened 14 miles south of the Nevada border.

No one was hurt or killed in the incidents.

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According to Caltrans, cleanup crews are having a tough time getting to the derailment because of weather. Drivers should avoid the area.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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