A mudslide on West River Road threatens the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview Hospital complex on the West Bank in Minneapolis, Minn., Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Richard Tsong-Taatarii)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A mudslide on a Mississippi River bluff in Minneapolis has caused a partial road closure and forced the evacuation of some administrative employees of a nearby hospital.Deputy Fire Chief Todd White tells the Star Tribune that the slide occurred around 7 p.m., sending a 100-yard swath of the bluff onto the road and river below. He says about 6 to 8 feet of mud were left on the West River Parkway, which was partially closed. No one was injured.A statement from the Fire Department says crews determined the University of Minnesota Medical Center was not affected.The Pioneer Press reports 20 administrative employees of the hospital were evacuated as a precaution. Patients were not affected.The mudslide comes after torrential rain and flash flooding in the area Thursday.
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