- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

ELK CITY, Idaho (AP) - Nearly 250 residents are still trapped in the remote town of Elk City after a massive landslide slid onto Highway 14 on Thursday.

KBOI-TV (https://bit.ly/1Q6oX7Z ) reports that about 14 tons of debris slid across a section of the highway about 10 miles west of Elk City.

Officials with the Idaho Transportation Department say the landslide is about 40 feet deep and is blocking approximately 500 feet of the highway.

Officials are unclear when the highway will be open, but transportation crews are working to open Forest Road 1199 for emergency use.


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