Highway 84 at Niles Canyon reopens at 5 p.m. Wednesday

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Thick mud and water covers the roadway on Highway 84 at Niles Canyon January 11, 2017

NILES CANYON, Calif. (KGO) -- Highway 84 at Niles Canyon will reopen at 5 p.m. Wednesday after a mudslide left behind 4 feet of mud and water on the roadway Tuesday night.

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Two people had to be rescued when their car flooded and got stuck between Sunol and Fremont.

ABC7 News spoke to a driver who managed to make it through the mudslide in his truck. "It's almost a quarter mile long and it's fairly deep, as I said about 18 inches," said the driver.

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Caltrans spent the day working to clear the mud and water.