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Small Iowa city monitors mud, rockslides

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MONTROSE, Iowa (AP) -- Officials in the small southeast Iowa city of Montrose are considering closing a half-mile section of road that borders the Mississippi River because of concerns of mudslides and rockslides.

Montrose Mayor Bob Reid says he's especially fearful for the stretch of River Road following a rockslide this month in Burlington and a massive mudslide Saturday in Washington state. A 3-foot hole also recently opened on the road.

The Hawk Eye reports (http://bit.ly/1hxWT86 ) Reid addressed county officials during a meeting Tuesday. City officials will either close the road or designate a slide area with a 15 mph speed limit.

Reid says it will cost an estimated $1 million to repair the road, but the city doesn't have the funds.
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