MINNEAPOLIS - A "soil surface displacement" on West River Parkway has closed the stretch of road along the Mississippi River, as well as nearby pedestrian trails, after last night's sudden heavy rain.
Minneapolis Parks and Rec officials said around 11:20 a.m. that the onsite assessment found what was initially believed to be a mudslide was not as severe.
The West River Parkway and the adjacent pedestrian trail from 4th Street South to Franklin Avenue are currently closed. No injuries were reported.
The area in question is along the hillside of West River Parkway, just north of the site of 2014's mudslide that forced the area to close for more than two years.
The road was reopened after a $5.6 million project to install retaining walls and better drainage.