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11 July 2022

Naina in Khaptad, Nepal: the terrible impacts of low quality road construction

Naina in Khaptad, Nepal: the terrible impacts of low quality, poorly-engineered roads in high mountain areas

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7 June 2022

Thai Nguyen: the destructive power of rockfalls

A Youtube video from Thai Nguyen in Vietnam dramatically illustrates the destructive power of rockfalls on roads

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5 May 2022

Malvik: an interesting landslide on the E6 highway in Norway

On Wednesday 4 May 2022 an interesting landslide occurred at a construction site on the E6 highway near to Malvik in Norway.

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5 April 2022

Mount Bolu: an interesting case study of a tunnel portal landslide in Turkey

Mount Bolu: an interesting case study of a tunnel portal landslide that blocked a major highway in Turkey on 3 April 2022

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24 February 2022

The A57 Snake Pass – closed by three landslides

The A57 Snake Pass between Sheffield and Manchester in England has been closed for at least a month by three rainfall induced landslides.

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20 January 2022

A large rock slab topple from India

CCTV footage has been posted online of an unusual and interesting large rock slab topple from Jammu and Kashmir in India

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18 November 2021

Landslides and the road network in Uttarakhand, India

An Indian government official claimed yesterday that the Char Dham highway project in India is not responsible for causing landslides. This is demonstrably incorrect.

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16 November 2021

Landslides and road damage from an atmospheric river event in British Columbia

An atmospheric river rainfall event on Sunday and Monday caused large numbers of landslides in British Columbia, Canada.

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15 October 2021

Indications of landslides on Google Street View

The El Arrecife Landslide in Spain provides an excellent example of the way in which Google Street View can be used to help understand the movement of landslides that affect roads.

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6 October 2021

Heishui: a rockslide at a tunnel portal in Sichuan Province, China

An interesting and potentially very dangerous rockslide was caught on video in Heishui, in Sichuan Province in China. Fortunately there were no casualties.

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8 September 2021

The Pretty Rocks landslide in Denali National Park in Alaska

The movement rate of the Pretty Rocks landslide in Denali National Park in Alaska has dramatically increased this summer, leading to closure of the only road across the area.

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7 September 2021

Jeori: a large highway landslide in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh

A large landslide occurred on National Highway 5 in at Jeori in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh on 6 September 2021. This event was captured in at least four different videos.

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1 September 2021

George County: a drone video of the site of a fatal landslide triggered by Hurricane Ida

George County: a drone video of the site of a fatal landslide on a highway in Mississippi, triggered by Hurricane Ida

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24 May 2021

Rest and Be Thankful: an update on the landslide mitigation works

Rest and Be Thankful in Scotland: a remarkable bund, 6 m high and 180 m long, has been constructed to protect the Old Military Road from landslides

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9 April 2021

Oxley Highway: multiple landslides in New South Wales, Australia

In late March over 70 landslides were triggered along the Oxley Highway in New South Wales, Australia

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4 March 2021

The Char Dham Project: landslides associated with road widening in northern India

The Char Dham Project: landslides associated with a major road construction and widening programme in northern India

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26 October 2020

Landslides and roads – recent examples

Recent examples, from India and Vietnam, of the ways in which landslides can affect roads, causing extensive disruption

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9 October 2020

Rest and Be Thankful: the cause of the landslide problems

The problematic A83 at Rest and Be Thankful in Scotland: the cause of the landslide problems that cause repeated disruption

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6 May 2020

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway:- India’s “killer highway”

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, which links Jammu and Srinagar, is known as India’s “killer highway”. This road is one of the most landslide-prone routes on Earth.

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25 November 2019

Savona: a landslide-induced bridge collapse in Italy

Yesterday, a landslide struck an elevated section of the A6 motorway on the road between Savona and Turin in Italy, causing the roadway to collapse

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