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Mudslide closes part of B.C. highway through Kootenay region

Mudslide closes part of B.C. highway through Kootenay region
July 15, 2012 - 8:50 PM

FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS, B.C. - A mudslide has closed the northbound lane of a highway in southeastern British Columbia.

Highway 93 near Fairmont Hot Springs is closed in both directions as crews asses the situation.

The slide is in the same region as a massive landslide that wiped out three cabins in the hamlet of Johnson's Landing on Kootenay Lake.

Heavy rain and a late snow melt have caused havoc across the Kootenays this summer, with flooding and mudslides taking place as many rivers and lakes in the area reached a 40-year high.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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