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Route to Elk City cut off as crews clear highway landslide

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LEWISTON, Idaho -

Crews are working to remove a landslide cutting off the main route to Elk City.
    
The Lewiston Tribune reports State Highway 14 has been closed since about 100,000 cubic yards of debris slid across the road Feb. 18.
    
Idaho Transportation Department spokesman Vince Trimboli said he expects to have a better idea on Wednesday of when a lane would open.
    
Drivers used Newsome Forest Road to bypass the landslide and are expected to do the same Wednesday. Conditions on the dirt road will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.
    
Department chief operations officer Jim Carpenter was set to meet with commissioners to discuss the landslide and complaints about the transportation agency's response to it.
    
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Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com

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