Caltrans Dump Truck Caught in Mudslide on Highway 1, Nearly Pushed Over Cliff

Heavy rains and high winds in Northern California closed schools and roads Friday, including a portion of state highway 1 where overnight slides nearly toppled a Caltrans dump truck with an employee inside.

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Crews were responding to an initial slide around 3 a.m. north of Westport in Mendocino County when a second slide came down.
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The dump truck was nearly pushed over the edge of the highway, Caltrans public information officer Phil Frisbie Jr. said.
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The truck ended up at a 45-degree angle, stopped by a guardrail.
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The employee was uninjured, and the road will stay closed indefinitely, Frisbie said.
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