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City officials: unapproved construction a possible factor in landslide
August 12, 2014, 11:42 pm
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NORTH SALT LAKE — Two days after a landslide destroyed a home in North Salt Lake, the city manager says un-permitted construction and landscaping may have played a role.

The statement came as crews are just days away from gathering data to try to understand how the earth shifted.

By Monday, engineers hope to drill into the hillside and collect samples to determine water flow and the severity of movement.

Crews from Kern River Gas Transmission company drilled Thursday, installing monitors to help them analyze movement and protect their line.

“The slide continues to move–ever so slightly–but it does move,” City Manager Barry Edwards said.

The movement hasn’t been enough to prompt further evacuations. In fact, Questar restored natural gas service to most of the homes affected Thursday. But many residents remain concerned there could be another slide.

“No, we don’t feel any safer,” resident Steve Peterson…

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