One southbound lane of Rt. 7 remains closed

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One southbound lane of Route 7 remains closed Monday morning because of a landslide.

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Route-7 southbound near the south end of Shadyside, Ohio was blocked off for a better part of the afternoon on Sunday due to a landslide. 

A barrier consisting of Shadyside police, Ohio State Highway Patrol and road closed signs blocked traffic from passing through as Route-7 southbound was temporarily shut down at mile marker 12. 

State Police told 7News that the landslide was initially called in around 11:20 Sunday morning. 

From the scene, 7News saw large tree branches and other debris that slid down the hillside and onto that portion of Route-7. While roads were closed the Ohio Department of Transportation had crews out with heavy equipment removing the rubbish from the lanes. 

7News saw ODOT workers sawing their way through the wooded roadway, cutting the thick limbs into small pieces, scooping them up with an excavator and then dumping them over the cement guardrail. 

Other pieces were chewed up by a wood chipper and spit back out onto the hillside. 

State Police did not mention any reported injuries as a result of this slide.

Route 7 South bound is open to one lane.

Stay with 7News for updates.

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