Mudslide Closes Highway

Mudslide - Highway Closed

Upstate New York interstate could be closed for weeks

It could be weeks before a section of the main highway link between Montreal and New York City is reopened to traffic.

That's according to officials at the New York State Department of Transportation. It's assessing the damage a mudslide caused to Interstate 87 in the Adirondacks last night.

Severe thunderstorms brought heavy rains that washed out numerous roads west of Lake George and caused the mudslide that shut down both sides of I-87, about 65 miles north of Albany.

Police are detouring traffic onto a nearby road that generally has just two lanes as it passes through several towns and villages.