A large landslide has closed SR 14 east of Cedar City, Utah. UDOT expects that the road will be closed for up to 2 weeks for cleanup and to ensure that the slope is safe. Boulders up to an estimated 20 tons are now blocking the road and will likely need to be blasted down to a smaller size. A UDOT spokesman interviewed on the video shown after the break estimate the size of the slide at 700 to 800-ft long and 10 to 12-ft thick.
A preliminary investigation report notes that “land subsidence” was the cause of a June 7th pipeline explosion near Moundsville, West Virginia, in other words, a landslide. An 83-foot section of the 36-inch diameter pipeline was […]