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Severe Erosion Closes Nevada Route 447

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Department of Transportation has reopened State Route 447 after the road was closed due to erosion last week.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the section between Wadsworth and Gerlach reopened Sunday after flooding and erosion closed traffic in both directions.

A report from NDOT shows that the damage had caused as much as a 20 foot drop off the side of the roadway. Crews worked nonstop through the weekend to replace more than 6,000 tons of earthen material to fill roadside shoulders.