- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An engineer is warning that the effects of winter could speed up a slow-moving landslide in Jackson.

Bob Norton told the Jackson Town Council Monday that water won’t be able to penetrate the frozen ground, causing runoff that could hasten the slide’s progress.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide (https://bit.ly/1DxHrXA ) reports town officials are unsure whether work to stabilize the slide will begin before freezing temperatures arrive.

The hillside collapsed in April, splitting one house in two and threatening other houses and businesses. Emergency crews slowed the slide but it has been creeping down the hillside ever since.

Former Wyoming State Geological Society director Wally Ulrich says the slide has moved up to 2 1/2 inches in the last two weeks.

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


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