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Fallen rock blocks traffic at 8-mile


August 20, 2020

Monday morning, at about 10 a.m., a large rock fell from the bluff and landed on Zimovia Highway, around 8-mile. Lt. Bruce Smith, with the Wrangell Police Department, said that it was only one rock initially, but when it landed it broke up into lots of pieces. Nobody was hurt in the rockslide, he added.

The debris blocked both lanes of traffic for some time. Smith said that he and others who got to the scene early were able to clear the road enough for people to drive on through. The Department of Transportation came out shortly thereafter to clear the rest of the highway. Everything was ba...

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