NEW INFORMATION: Mudslide closes lanes on U.S. 53

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
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UPDATE: A passing lane just opened to traffic. A DOT spokeswoman says it will be awhile to clean up the entire area.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION NEWS RELEASE) - Heavy rains late this afternoon caused a mudslide on US 53 at the Eau Claire/Chippewa County line.

Both southbound lanes are closed at this time and traffic is being rerouted on Melby and to Business 53. WisDOT is working with Eau Claire County to clear the roadway. It is not known when the highway will reopen.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)--One lane of highway 53 is blocked off after a mudslide.

Our crew on the scene says one of the southbound lanes is closed and crews are directing traffic around it.

It happened between the melby street and north crossing exit.
Traffic is backed up in the area.

We will have more information tonight on WEAU 13 News at Six.

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