A stretch of West River Parkway along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis reopened Friday afternoon, after being closed since late Thursday due to a false report of a mudslide, according to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
Officials closed the parkway and a nearby trail between E. Franklin Avenue and S. 4th Street after someone reported a mudslide around 9 p.m. Thursday night. The closure was near the site of a June 2014 mudslide that shut down the parkway for more than two years.
Park Board workers placed 25 concrete barriers along the back of the curb of the parkway as a precautionary measure.
“At this point, we are optimistic and we are very pleased and relieved that it wasn’t a mudslide,” said Dawn Sommers, a Park Board spokeswoman.
MUKHTAR M. IBRAHIM