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Rock Slide on Route 218

Rock Slide on Route 218.  Photo by Bob Anderson.
Rock Slide on Route 218. Photo by Bob Anderson.
December 03, 2010

Bob Anderson discovered this scene on Thursday when he went walking on a closed Route 218 beneath Storm King Mountain the day after heavy rains. 

Melissa Slater, from the New York Department of Transportation, says that a geologist will be onsite today to evaluate the situation. She also says that that a crew will either remove the main boulder with a loader or use a "boulder buster" to break it up.   The road is likely to remain closed until next week.  Slater also cautions against walking on the closed road, noting that the risk of a rock slide is too great, whenever the road is closed.


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Comments:

That would make one heckuva hood ornament...


posted by Kate Benson on 12/06/10 at 11:52 PM

kate u are a crazeeee lady. I hope it opens soon.


posted by Walter Dorritie on 12/07/10 at 8:32 AM

I remember when my Dad saw a really big rockslide in his rear-view window. He was driving little little red VW Bug on 218 on the way to work at West Point. The MPs were pretty excited when he pulled into the gate - they'd just heard there was a slide. This was around 1970.


posted by Ruthanne Schempf on 12/07/10 at 7:09 PM

Yikes! 218 Roulette!


posted by Bill Clark on 12/22/10 at 10:20 AM

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