OSO, Wash. (AP) -- With a moment of silence and a community walk, the stretch of highway covered by a massive mudslide in Washington state reopened Saturday, a symbolic step forward following two months of destruction, loss and recovery.
State and local leaders helped residents mark the reopening of State Highway 530 after the March 22 mudslide killed 42 people about 55 miles northeast of Seattle.
"It's nice for people to be here together for each other," Gov. Jay Inslee Inslee told the Everett Herald.
In addition to those killed, one person, Kris Regelbrugge, remains missing.