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Highway 101 reopens to one lane

The state continues to stabilize a slope and clean up after a landslide hit Highway 101 near Wheeler. Photo courtesy of ODOT.

A landslide that state geologists describe as large and complex closed a portion of U.S. Highway 101 near Wheeler for nearly two days.

The highway reopened to one-lane traffic near milepost 47 late Wednesday afternoon, but flaggers could be guiding traffic through for several weeks to come.

State road crews will need to clear vegetation at the top of the slope, knock down loose dirt, rocks and vegetation and screen the site with fencing material. Motorists should expect delays and watch for road crews.

Geologists estimate the landslide could cost the state around $300 thousand dollars. The slide did not impact any homes and no injuries were reported.