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Crews clean up landslide in Washington, Vt.

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VTrans crews wrapped up work clearing a landslide on Route 110 in the town of Washington.

A backhoe was put to work reshaping the hillside that slumped off onto the shoulder of Route 110 Tuesday, after days of rainfall. And dump trucks hauled away nearly 25 loads of soil. Earlier, crews had cut excess trees from the soft ledge.

Officials say they have had their eye on that stretch of road for some time.

"When you're tapering it off like that sometimes we'll do it in stages and do what they call ladder and just bring it up-- basically we do that on a lot of slides whether mud slide or whatever it is," said Ezra Senecal of VTrans.

A VTrans geologist was called in to address initial concerns about slope stability, but officials Tuesday said the ground was not overly saturated. Both lanes of Route 110 are now open.

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