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Snails only partially relocated from Ylig Bridge

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - The lack of consistent rain in recent weeks has stalled efforts to relocate several hundred endangered tree snails from the Ylig Bridge to an adjacent property.  According to the latest report submitted to the District Court, only 126 snails have been relocated while another 200-300 awaiting safe removal from the bridge. 

Bids for the construction phase of the bridge are expected this summer with actual construction to begin before the end of the year. The snails need to be removed for the repairs to the bridge to be made so heavy equipment trucks can traverse the road daily when the new Layon landfill opens.

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