Jackson landslide work stops as rocks stream down

2014-04-18T07:18:00Z 2014-04-23T11:28:08Z Jackson landslide work stops as rocks stream downThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 18, 2014 7:18 am  • 

JACKSON, Wyo. — A nearly constant stream of rocks and gravel sliding down a hillside in the resort town of Jackson has forced crews to stop working on an emergency buttress to stop a slow-moving landslide.

Authorities said Thursday cracks appeared to be growing, but officials do not expect a catastrophe.

About two dozen police and work crews backed away from a cliff Thursday as debris streamed into a parking lot where they were working. No injuries were reported.

Crews used backhoes and excavators on Wednesday to build concrete barriers as high as 10 feet along a road.

The slow-moving landslide has displaced residents of four homes and two small apartment buildings and cut off road access to dozens of other homes.

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