VIDEO: One lane of Highway 17 reopens after large mudslide

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY (KRON) — Highway 17 was completely closed in both directions earlier Tuesday, according to KRON4’s Rob Fladeboe.

One southbound lane has since reopened at around 5:45 p.m., the CHP said.

A large mudslide caused the closure at Vine Hill Road, northbound.

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“CHP and Caltrans closed the roadway NB at Vine Hill Rd and were attempting to open 1 lane SB for SB traffic. However, due to safety concerns, they may not be able to open any lanes without further investigation for further slide activity,” Scotts Valley police said.

There is no estimated time of the full roadway reopening.

The closure is in effect from Scotts Valley to Los Gatos.

Crews are trying to open up an alternative route on San Jose/Soquel Road but it remains closed.

Highway 152 is also closed in Gilroy, according to Rob.

Stay with KRON4 for updates on this breaking news story on-air, online, and on the KRON4 app.

Here are some resources for you to reference until the roads can be cleared:

CHP Dispatch: https://cad.chp.ca.gov/
CHP Traffic: https://www.chp.ca.gov/traffic
Santa Cruz County Road Closures: http://www.sccroadclosure.org/
Caltrans: http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi

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