Jackson mapping sliding hillslide

2014-04-24T10:08:00Z 2014-08-26T15:28:47Z Jackson mapping sliding hillslideThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 24, 2014 10:08 am  • 

JACKSON, Wyo. — Workers are drilling the first of four holes around a sliding hillside in the resort town of Jackson to help engineers map ground movement and analyze the soil.

Engineers are hoping core samples will help them understand the depth of the slide, water levels and rock locations that are causing the side of a hill to keep moving.

The work could help identify long-term solutions.

The slide began April 4 and the shifting ground has sheared one house in two. Four homes, two apartment buildings and several businesses remain evacuated while road damage has blocked access to about 30 other homes.

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