- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The residents of at least three houses in Colorado Springs could be out of their homes for several days after a retaining wall collapsed in the rain.

The Gazette (https://bit.ly/1cqGzv8 ) reports that the wall on the west side of the city appeared to give way Tuesday evening after two days of rain. The collapse sent at least 10 concrete blocks, each weighing about a ton, tumbling down a hill.

The collapse came five months after building officials took action against the wall’s owner for building it nearly twice as high as permitted.

Jo Zook is evacuated along with her husband and three grandchildren. She says they’re afraid even more blocks will come down.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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