- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Water is flowing again at the site of a massive mudslide that dammed up a creek on the outskirts of Albany.

Officials say crews working late into the night Monday cut a channel through the soil, trees and rock that swept across the Normans Kill, which runs along Albany’s southern city limits bordering the suburban town of Bethlehem.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced Tuesday morning that the threat of flooding has passed, but the trench dug through the landside is only a temporary fix.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says the banks of the Normans Kill remain unstable and trees can still be heard snapping.

Officials declared a state of emergency Monday after the landslide on a stretch of land between an Albany golf course and a country club next door in Bethlehem.


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