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Fixing a landslide Sunday, April 15, 2007

ODOT crews scrape dirt off the embankment beside the westbound lanes of Hwy. 26 near the zoo in Portland, Ore., Apr. 14. A landslide in the area closed the westbound lanes of the highway for several hours on Mar. 28. The highway was closed for about 24 hours on Apr. 13 and 14 as crews resloped a 100-foot section.

Yes, those are people you can see at the top of the photo at left. The orange excavator is a Hitachi EX700, which has a reach of about 100 feet. It was barely long enough to reach the top. Read more about the work in The Oregonian.