Rock slide closes Route 4 in Fort Ann

Posted at: 10/15/2012 10:23 AM
Updated at: 10/15/2012 11:49 PM
By: AP

FORT ANN, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a northern New York road blocked by massive boulders from a collapsed cliff is expected to be closed until later in the week.

State transportation officials say contractors began removing an estimated 1,000 cubic yards of debris from a 200-foot long stretch of Route 4 in Fort Ann at about midday Monday. They say the slide near the Vermont border happened just after 9 a.m.

Now engineers are trying to determine how badly the road is damaged and how to make sure more rock doesn't fall.

There were initial reports an SUV might have been caught in the slide, but emergency officials say they've found no sign that happened.

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