- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

ALPINE, Wyo. (AP) - Heavy rain is blamed for triggering landslides on the highway through the Snake River canyon near Alpine.

The Jackson Hole Daily (http://bit.ly/YcXB8J ) reports that Thursday’s slides damaged several vehicles along Highway U.S. Highway 26-89 but no one was trapped or injured. The slides were mostly composed of mud and hit about four miles north of Alpine.

Tony Badura of the Wyoming Highway Patrol says there was a brief downpour right before the slides.

Gary Wilson, visiting with his family from Ramsey, Illinois, said the muddy debris filled up the ditch on the northside of the road before spilling over the highway.

It took out the oil pan of the family’s rented SUV. They were on their way to pick up their own vehicle, which was damaged by a rock earlier this week.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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