Mudslide closes stretch of Hwy 95

Mudslide closes stretch of Hwy 95

NEW MEADOWS, Idaho -- Crews worked to clear mud and debris from a landslide that flowed across Highway 95 Sunday morning, covering a stretch of the highway north of New Meadows.

The mud flow went across both lanes of the highway near mile marker 177 (roughly 20 miles north of New Meadows) at around 9:45 a.m. Sunday.

State police and transportation officials were able to clear one lane to traffic about 4 hours later. 

By around 5 p.m. crews cleared both lanes of debris, allowing cars to travel in both directions.

Officials ask drivers to use caution and watch for hazards that could have been caused by the recent storms and increased rainfall around the region.