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Caltrans Responds to a Major Mudslide

Matt Ball on November 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

BISHOP, Calif. — In this News Flash, Caltrans shows the response to the Kern County State Route 58 mudslide that occurred on Oct. 15, 2015.  Due to a 1,000-year storm event, more than 200 vehicles were caught up in a mudslide that was more than 1 1/2 miles long.

Caltrans maintenance employees, along with an appointed emergency contractor, were able to clear the highway, make repairs and reopen the highway in less than a week.

This News Flash is the 53rd in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans’ activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California’s economy and livability.

To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit http://bit.ly/1ez3LYz

For more information about the department’s activities, connect with Caltrans at http://www.dot.ca.gov/socialmedia .

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