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State Route 530 Open Again Six Months After Devastating Landslide

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People are still seeing the devastation from the Oso landslide back in March, but they are also seeing efforts to clean up and get back to normal. People are still seeing the devastation from the Oso landslide back in March, but they are also seeing efforts to clean up and get back to normal.
NBC Right Now-- Six months after a hillside gave way in the Washington town of Oso, the community is taking another step toward recovery with the return of normal traffic on State Route 530.

The land slide in Oso buried 43 people, destroyed dozens of homes and other structures, and blocked the state highway back in March,

Staff at the State Transportation Department said the route through the area is now open to two-way traffic.

The highway was realigned and raised as much as 20 feet in places. Crews also installed six new culverts as part of a $28 million project funded by federal emergency money.

It is not totally done though, landscaping crews will continue to work in the area until mid-October.

Since the landslide, several agencies also stepped in to help the people directly effected by the landslide financially.
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