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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
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
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.
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
3 September 2019
The tyranny of dozer road building
Two articles published in Nepali newspapers in the last few days have examined the disastrous impacts of dozer roads in mountain areas
8 March 2019
Hooskanadan Landslide in Oregon – an update on the Highway 101 earthflow near to Brookings
Hooskanadan Landslide in Oregon – an update on the earthflow near to Brookings in Oregon that has closed Highway 101 for a week
1 March 2019
US101 at Brookings: an interesting, disruptive landslide
On Tuesday, significant movement occurred on a large landslide in Oregon, closing the important US101 highway near to the coastal town of Brookings.
24 October 2018
George Town: another major fatal landslide in Penang, Malaysia
On 19 October 2018 a major cut slope failure occurred on a highway construction site in Penang, Malaysia, killing 9 migrant workers at the foot of the slope
10 September 2018
Frozen debris lobes: an interesting hazard in Alaska
Frozen debris lobes: an interesting and significant hazard for the Dalton Highway in Alaska. Parts of the road are being realigned to manage the hazard
3 July 2018
Shimian County: a freak rockfall accident in China
On 30th June a rockfall caused a freak fatal accident in Shimian County in Sichuan Province, China. The boulder penetrated and became wedged in the cab of a coach carrying 38 people, killing the driver.