Successful slide

By: 
SCN Staff
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Photo by DES Deputy Bill Pronovost

Photo by DES Deputy Bill Pronovost

Photo by DES Deputy Bill Pronovost

Crews from GSI removed the largest section on the rock face that was of concern on Tuesday; they have encountered more loose rock than originally anticipated during the final phase of the Still-water River Road rockslide cleanup project. The road is closed from May 29 through Aug. 15 to give crews a 45-day work window. The rockslide occurred around 7:30 a.m. on the morning of June 3, 2015. Large rocks from the slide fell into the Stillwater River and completely blocked Stillwater River Road upriver from the Midnight Canyon Bridge. Engineers determined the slide was caused by moisture from heavy rainstorms seeping behind wedges holding large sections of rock together. Stillwater County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Carol Arkell successfully secured a grant for a project total of $2.48 million, including $1.86 million in FEMA funding and $620,000 in county matching funds. During the grant process, the county could not work on the site to avoid jeopardizing any funding.

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