In 2007, Highway 35W dropped onto the bike trail that I had used for commuting to work at the University of Minnesota.
Almost seven years later, and a little further south, that same trail was hit again. On June 19th 2014, during a record-breaking day-long rainfall, a mudslide blocked both the bike path and the road along the west side of the Mississippi River.
That’s my commute route.
I hadn’t heard about the mudslide, so when I saw the detour signs this morning (June 20th) I figured that it was just that the water was high. I found another route to work.