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Columbia Pkwy reopens after mudslide Friday

Columbia Parkway Thursday. (Provided by City of Cincinnati) Columbia Parkway Thursday. (Provided by City of Cincinnati)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

A mudslide spilling over the retaining wall completely shut down Columbia Parkway Friday. 

All lanes of the parkway were closed in both directions until 4 p.m. while crews were cleaning up and removing loose soil. According to a spokesperson, approximately 1,000 tons of earth were removed from the hillside. 

Two westbound lanes were blocked overnight while crews worked, but they reopened in time for the morning rush at 6:45 a.m.

Mudslides have long been a problem along the main east-west thoroughfare. They developed again earlier this week when heavy rain hit the Tri-State, dumping 1.5 to 2 inches late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

“Mother nature is impossible to predict. Mudslides are an ongoing concern we monitor year round. We will pursue caution and take steps to keep the area safe for motorists,” said City Manager Harry Black. 

On Thursday, crews closed the inbound lanes near the area where Torrence Parkway and William Howard Taft Road meet Columbia Parkway.

Staff from the Department of Public Services and engineers from the Department of Transportation of Engineering will remain on the scene to monitor the site and take appropriate safety precautions.

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