14 November 2012
A interesting rockslide in Moab, Utah
Posted by Dave Petley
Hat tip to Bill Scarber for bringing this one to my attention. On 5th November a rockslide occurred about 15 km west of Moab in the Utah desert, damaging a railway line that is used to transport potash from a mine to market. The rockslide destroyed about 100 m of the line and also punched a large crater into a local road, Route 279. KSL has a rather nice video that shows images of the site, which may or may not embed below:
Alternatively, the images can be seen here. These two images show the damage to the line and to the highway:
The railway line was reopened today.