Jackson landslide work stops as rocks stream down

By: AP
By: AP

Jackson, WY (AP) - A nearly constant stream of rocks and gravel sliding down a hillside in the resort town of Jackson has forced crews to stop working on an emergency buttress to stop a slow-moving landslide.

Authorities said Thursday cracks appeared to be growing, but officials do not expect a catastrophe.

About two dozen police and work crews backed away from a cliff Thursday as debris streamed into a parking lot where they were working. No injuries were reported.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports crews used backhoes and excavators on Wednesday to build concrete barriers as high as 10 feet along a road.

The slow-moving landslide has displaced residents of four homes and two small apartment buildings and cut off road access to dozens of other homes.

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