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Weekend rains cause landslide

April 3, 2014

Dirt and gravel cover up a major hole caused by a landslide that occured early Sunday morning adjacent to the roadway leading into Scalloptown Park. The incident forced a temporary closure of both the street - which was buried under three feet of mud - and the train service by Amtrak because the point of origin of the slide was approximately four feet from the train tracks.

EAST GREENWICH — An abundance of rain was already enough of an nuisance for local residents to deal with over the weekend.

However, one small part of town was in a very muddy situation.

A landslide triggered by the heavy rainfall occurred early Sunday morning where large amounts of mud and gravel plowed through metal fencing along the roadway leading into Scalloptown Park, forcing the temporary closure of the street and train service through East Greenwich.

For the rest of this story and more local news, pick up a copy of the East Greenwich Pendulum.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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