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LANDSLIDES and AVALANCHES

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*Large Avalanche Warning*/Sierra Nevadas | RARE Storm to Impact Oregon/WA!

 

Can't help but think about Oroville and Shasta areas of California.

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The incredible moment a mountain COLLAPSES in Malibu, sending rocks and debris flying and covering cars below in a cloud of dirt

Kaileen Gaul      April 10, 2017

"This is the incredible moment a mountainside collapsed and fell on top of several cars in a crowded parking lot 
Dust and rubble filled the air after the 'dirt waterfall' near Zuma Beach in Malibu, California.
At first there is a trickle of dust falling off the mountain like a stream. Lloyd Cotsen noticed this and pulled out his camera to film the incoming collapse.

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Meanwhile, oblivious surfers walk by unaware of the impending rock slide. 
A beach-goer notices how close their car is to the crumbling mountain and decides to move their car.
After a minute the amount of rocks and dust begins pouring, a large chunk of the mountain becomes unhinged and plummets down the side.

'That's a new landscape': In a minute the rock slide transformed the mountain 

That's a new landscape': In a minute the rock slide transformed the mountain 

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4399288/Man-captures-incredible-moment-mountain-collapses.html

Hang on California!

 

 

 

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The Slide on 101 Just Keeps Sliding; Still No Estimated Date for Reopening

Ryan Burns  April 20, 2017

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The slide reached the river. | Image courtesy Caltrans.

 

From Caltrans District 1:

"Sometime during the night, the slide six miles north of Leggett which has closed U.S. Highway 101 in Mendocino County dumped more material onto the roadway.

The amount of debris from last night’s slide may be equivalent to or even exceed the amount that initially came down the hillside and closed the roadway.

We’re still working to open the highway up to one-way traffic control as quickly as possible; our contractor will still be working through daylight hours as much as worker safety permits. Due to the hazardous nature of the work and the slide’s demonstrated instability, it is unsafe for perform debris removal work during nighttime hours at this time.

There is still no estimated time of reopening. As was the case yesterday, any rumors of one-way traffic resuming today will be false.

The following photos were taken this morning. Note that the first photo (which is a bit fuzzy) [and which is actually above —Ed] shows the slide material now reaching down to the river."
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https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2017/apr/20/slide-101-just-keeps-sliding-still-no-estimate-reo/

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Landslide on California Highway Part of $1 Billion in Damage

May 23, 2017

"A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to add to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state’s wettest winters in decades.      <<this is in S. Calif.

The weekend slide in Big Sur buried a portion of Highway 1 under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt.

Photo: John Madonna/AP News

The weekend slide in Big Sur buried a portion of Highway 1 under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt. Photo: John Madonna/AP News

"A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades.
The weekend slide in Big Sur buried a portion of Highway 1 under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt and changed the coastline below to include what now looks like a rounded skirt hem, Susana Cruz, a spokeswoman with the California Department of Transportation, said Tuesday.
More than 1 million tons of rock and dirt tumbled down a saturated slope in an area called Mud Creek. The slide is covering up about a one-quarter-of-a-mile (0.40-kilometer) stretch of Highway 1, and authorities have no estimate on when it might re-open. The area remains unstable.
“We haven't been able to go up there and assess. It's still moving,” Cruz said. “We have geologists and engineers who are going to check it out this week to see how do we pick up the pieces.”
It's the largest mudslide she knows of in the state's history, she said. “It's one of a kind,” Cruz said.

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http://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/landslide-on-california-highway-part-of-1-billion-in-damage/34410/?ref=newsletter

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