- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Jackson officials say a slow-motion landslide sped up briefly after wet weather but has slowed back down.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Tuesday (https://tinyurl.com/qx82t54 ) the slide moved about half an inch Friday, about 14 times more than the average daily shift.

Assistant Town Manager Roxanne Robinson says the movement had slowed by Monday.

The hillside collapsed in April, splitting one house in two and threatening other houses and businesses.

Crews slowed the slide by piling rock along the base.

Permanently stabilizing the hillside is expected to cost $7.5 million. The project would include building buttresses, removing earth from the top of the slide and digging out the slippery clay surface at its base and replacing it with rock.

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


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