Highway 84 closed due to mudslide

A storm dropped several inches of rain on the Bay Aea.

A mudslide has closed state Highway 84 in Fremont this afternoon, according to police.

The mudslide occurred on the highway, also known as Niles Canyon Road, about a quarter mile east of Palomares Road.

Police announced the closure at about 1:55 p.m. No estimated time for when the roadway would reopen was given.

Caltrans crews are attempting to clear the roadway, police said.

Drivers are being asked to use alternate routes.