- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Officials in Albany are moving forward with plans to restore an area along the Willamette River, where homeless people have found shelter by constructing an elaborate tunnel system.

KATU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2b7jHky) that work on the homeless camps, which police discovered months ago, will start Friday.

Police say the campers have built caves and tunnels large enough to stand in. The space also included floorboards, window coverings and a bathroom that dumped into the river.

The tunnels were built under old oak trees, which the city parks department will remove.

Police Lt. Alan Lynn says repairing the site will cost about $2,000.

Police say the District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case.

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Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/

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