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.
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.
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.
Update on State Route 168E: The flooding caused mud and rock slides and undermined the roadbed in several areas. Repairs will take an estimated 2 days. Use alternate routes for travel to Nevada. pic.twitter.com/IDfMn6JsEt— Caltrans District 9 (@Caltrans9) July 13, 2018
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