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Mudslide near Minneapolis Hospital, Buildings Appear Safe

Updated: 06/20/2014 10:23 AM
Created: 06/20/2014 10:22 AM WDIO.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say the Minneapolis hospital buildings at the edge of a Mississippi River bluff mudslide are structurally sound.

University of Minnesota Medical Center spokeswoman Jennifer Amundson says engineers have inspected the two hospital buildings and determined they are not structurally compromised.

Minneapolis Assistant Fire Chief Charles Brynteson says the buildings are set on bedrock and are safe. No one was hurt Thursday night when a 100-yard swath of bluff soil, including trees and brush, slid to a parkway below, leaving 6 to 8 feet of mud on the road.

Brynteson says two motorists on the parkway accelerated to safety as mud and debris were falling. Brynteson says they very easily could have been trapped.

The city says a portion of West River Parkway will remain closed for an undetermined time.

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