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Jackson Looks at Ways to Stabilize Sliding Hill

Jackson Land Slide
Kevin Koile – TownSquare Media

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Jackson officials are considering ways to stabilize a hillside that began sliding in April, threatening homes and businesses and eventually splitting a house in two.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports options include building buttresses to hold the hillside in place or relocating a road that climbs the hillside.

Estimates for building buttresses range from $8 million to $10 million. That would include removing the damaged house.

Building a new road up is estimated to cost $5 million to $7 million.

The Town Council is scheduled to meet Monday night to discuss the issue.

The slide is 450 feet wide and up to 140 feet deep. Crews slowed it by piling 8,000 tons of rock along part of the base.

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