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Gazette Premium Content Water pump station unhooked amid Jackson slide

Associated Press Updated: April 15, 2014 at 8:30 pm
Associated Press Updated: April 15, 2014 at 8:30 pm • Published: April 15, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Crews have disconnected a water pumping station because of a slow-moving landslide in western Jackson. Town officials said Tuesday the pump was taken out of service because of significant new damage from the slide. The slide was discovered April 4 on a hill above Budge...

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Crews have disconnected a water pumping station because of a slow-moving landslide in western Jackson.

Town officials said Tuesday the pump was taken out of service because of significant new damage from the slide.

The slide was discovered April 4 on a hill above Budge Drive near West Broadway, and the ground is moving about an inch a day.

Four houses and two apartment buildings have been evacuated while officials consider ways to stabilize the hillside.

Crews plan to start work Wednesday on a massive buttress to slow the slide. The Town Council authorized up to $700,000 for the project.

Officials say they don't believe there's any danger of a catastrophe.

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