• September 24, 2023

Landslide shuts down Fremont’s Niles Canyon Road in both directions



FREMONT — Authorities in Fremont are working to clear a landslide on Niles Canyon Road Friday that closed traffic on the highway in both directions, according to CHP.

CHP issued the severe traffic alert regarding the closure shortly before 12 p.m. Friday, saying the landslide on Niles Canyon Road — also known State Highway 84 — was closed in both eastbound and westbound directions west of Palomares Road. All lanes are blocked.

An image shared by Caltrans showed mud and debris including logs on the roadway.

The Dublin area CHP office tweeted that Caltrans is working to clear the rock and mudslide so the roadway can reopen. Drivers are advised to use I-680 and I-880 to Hwy 238/I-580 as alternate routes.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and to use alternate routes to avoid the area. There is no estimated time to reopen the roadway.

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