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Road reopened for landslide town

Residents of a northern California town who were trapped for three days by a landslide have had access in and out of town restored.

Emergency crews have cleared one lane of the only road into Requa that was blocked on Saturday by a landslide that cut off the community near the Oregon border.

The Del Norte County Roads superintendent said the lane is available to emergency personnel. Residents are also allowed to pass every couple of hours for supplies.

Officials are warning people that the slide is still active and could block access again.

Nearly 80 people were stranded when a mound of rocks, dirt and trees covered the road along the bank of the Klamath River.

Boats were used to bring in food and other supplies.


From Belfast Telegraph