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Thursday, Jul 24, 2014
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Mudslide in Minneapolis along Mississippi River


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MINNEAPOLIS — A mudslide on a Mississippi River bluff in Minneapolis has caused a partial road closure and forced the evacuation of some administrative employees of a nearby hospital.

Deputy Fire Chief Todd White says the slide occurred around 7 p.m. Thursday, sending a 100-yard swath of the bluff onto the road and river below. He says about 6 to 8 feet of mud were left on the West River Parkway, which was partially closed. No one was injured.

A statement from the Fire Department says crews determined the University of Minnesota Medical Center was not affected.

The Pioneer Press reports twenty administrative employees of the hospital were evacuated as a precaution. Patients were not affected.

The mudslide comes after torrential rain and flash flooding in the area Thursday.

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