Highway 95 Back Open After Landslides in Mineral County

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UPDATE 4:40 A.M. - Highway 95 in Mineral County is back open after being closed for severe weather, police say.

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Severe weather has closed parts of Highway 95 in Mineral County, deputies say.

Sheriff Stewart Handte reports that a mudslide nearly two miles long is currently covering Highway 95 just south of Hawthorne. The mess is the result of flash flooding that occurred around 7 pm. N-DOT is currently on scene to clean up the debris and reopen the road.

There is currently no word on how long the cleanup is expected to take.

A search and rescue mission is underway to determine if anyone is in danger. Sheriff Handte reports that one deputy was injured in a crash while responding to the scene. His injuries are only minor.

We will update this story as we receive more information.