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Unstable hillside forces highway closure

10:04 pm June 11th, 2012

State Route 7 remained closed early this week in the Alder area because of the threat of landslides.

A state Department of Transportation spokeswoman said Monday that the closure would continue on a day-to-day basis while officials kept an eye on an unstable hillside.

The closure began at about 9:30 p.m. last Thursday near Pilgrim Road East. The two-lane highway was closed in both directions at the intersection with Alder Cutoff Road, and the northbound lane only was shut down at the State Route 161 junction.

(Read more of this story in the June 13 print edition of The Dispatch)

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