Wrangell Sentinel -

By Mark Thiessen
The Associated Press 

Landslide cuts off road access for 200 people near Seward

 


Efforts were underway Monday to clear a road where a 300-foot-wide slide — taking down dozens of fully grown evergreen trees as well as rocks and dirt — toppled into the bay in front of Seward, covering the narrow roadway and cutting off road access for about 200 people.

There were no injuries in the Saturday evening landslide about a half-mile south of downtown Seward, City Manager Janette Bower said.

A private contractor was handling the removal process and planned to use heavy equipment to clear the debris at the top first, working down to the roadway, Bower said. The work has create...



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