- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) - A northern Utah city is considering restricting construction on some steep slopes after a landslide crushed a home there more than a year ago.

A proposed ordinance in the city of North Salt Lake would prohibit mapping land for building lots on any slope with a grade steeper than 30 percent.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1Op2ZeS) the city’s planning commission will discuss it Tuesday. If approved, the city council will consider it Oct. 20.

No one was injured in the August 2014 landslide, but one home was destroyed and 30 others were evacuated in the upscale subdivision about 10 miles north of Salt Lake City.

The Utah Geological Survey reports the slope had a grade of about 45 percent before the mass of dirt about 500 feet wide and 500 feet long pummeled down the hillside.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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