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1 Lane Of Md. Road Closed By Mudslide Reopens

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THURMONT, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Highway Administration says it has reopened one lane of a mountain road in northern Frederick County two months after it was closed by a mudslide.

The agency said Tuesday it has installed a temporary signal to control two-way traffic in the southbound lane of Route 550 until the northbound lane reopens.

The winding road was closed April 16 after heavy rains caused a mudslide that made the adjacent slope unstable. The nearly three-mile closure was north of Thurmont between Eylers Valley Flint Road and Kelbaugh Road.

SHA says it regrets the inconvenience caused by the closure. The agency isn’t saying when the other lane might reopen.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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