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Heavy rains cause landslide on Highway 53 Wednesday

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Local roads took a direct hit from the heavy rains on Wednesday afternoon.
 
Those rains caused a landslide or mudslide onto Highway 53 at the Eau Claire/Chippewa County line.  Both southbound lanes were closed and traffic had to be rerouted.  Crews spent about three hours clearing the scene.  The Eau Claire County sheriff says at least 30 truckloads of soil were removed.  Both lanes were reopened by 9:00 p.m.
 
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