Update posted at 11:12 a.m.:
A spokesperson for District 6 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says Highway 20 will remain closed the rest of the week, following Tuesday morning’s mudslide.
The landslide was still believed to be active hours after the initial mudslide which occurred around 4:00 a.m.
The closure will remain in place so that crews can clean up debris and for precautionary measures.
Motorists will need to seek an alternate route as long as Highway 20 is closed.
Original story posted 7:59 a.m.:
(Hebron, Ky.) – A mudslide has caused a road closure in northern Boone County.
The mudslide caused several trees to topple into the roadway on Kentucky 20 near Kentucky 8 and 212. That is near the landing of the Anderson Ferry.
Dispatchers said Ky. 20 would be closed for a while as crews work to clear the road. An estimated reopening time is not known.
Recent snow and rain could be the cause of the landslide. According to the National Weather Service, 1.3 inches of rainfall was recorded at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. Much of the ground was already saturated by melted snow.