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Nile Valley residents celebrating completion of road

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NILE VALLEY--While work around the Nile landslide is not quite done, the Nile community is breathing a sigh of relief that they won't be stuck there for any period.

KNDO talked to the pastor of the Nile Community Church Saturday.  He's guardedly optimistic; concerned that slides and flooding may still be in the future.

For one night at least, he and the rest of the community will celebrate the success they've seen so far with a potluck Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the church.

"It's kind of a way of simply saying, 'Hey we're through at least this emergency time, so let's just get together,'" Gary Turner, Nile Community Church, said.  "There is always a time to get together and eat and share what's going on."

Community members stored plenty of food at the church in case the road around the landslide was not finished in time and the Nile Valley was be cut off from Yakima.

With the road completed, that probably won't happen.

Turner said the community plans to keep it stored at the church until a time of need in the Nile Valley or another nearby area.