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Landslide closes Snake River Canyon

A landslide in the Snake River Canyon sent mud, rock and trees across highway 26/89 Saturday night, forcing the Wyoming Department of Transportation to close the corridor that connects Jackson Hole to Star Valley.

The Snake River slide began to encroach early Saturday morning onto the westbound lane of the highway at milepost 127, near a feature on the Snake River called Taco Hole. On Sunday, officials said the major commuter route could remain closed for the next several days. As of 2 p.m. Monday, the slide measured about 40 feet tall, 300 feet wide and 2,000 feet long.

It may be easier to go kayaking in Yellowstone than to access the kayaking in the Snake River.

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