Landslide shuts down Trans-Canada Highway in eastern Newfoundland

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CLARENVILLE, N.L. - The RCMP say the Trans-Canada Highway in eastern Newfoundland remains closed today because of a landslide.

The Mounties say a landslide in the Northwest Brook area east of Clarenville forced the closure of the highway Saturday.

Police say officials are in the process of clearing the rocks and must evaluate the safety of the rock wall before reopening the highway.

Traffic has been rerouted through Ivany's Cove.

Clarenville is about 190 kilometres northwest of St. John's, N.L.

Organizations: Trans-Canada Highway, RCMP

Geographic location: Eastern Newfoundland, CLARENVILLE, Northwest Brook St. John's

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