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Slow-moving landslide foces evacuation of 3 Riverdale homes

November 30, 2017

RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) — Officials in the northern Utah city of Riverdale say they’re trying to determine the cause of a slow-moving landslide that’s forced the evacuation of three homes.

Riverdale fire chief Jared Sholly said at a Wednesday news conference that the slide that began Nov. 19 is now about 100 feet across and 300 feet long.

City administrator Rodger Worthen says the landslide is progressing but it’s unclear what’s caused the hillside behind homes to give away.

He says city officials have tested water lines for leaks but noted that natural springs in the area could be a factor.

The Ogden Standard-Examiner reports officials have issue a no-trespassing order around the three evacuated homes.


Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net

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