Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Major Rock Slide

We had one just up the road from me today!

It's one of my favorite scenic routes along the Ocoee River on Highway 64 (yup, like I said, just up the road from me), and I'm now blocked (for at least three weeks) from gaining access to my beloved Goforth Creek.

It's the route I take to Cleveland, TN, which is where I have to go if I need (want) something other than Walmart... which isn't near me either, actually, but is 25 miles in the opposite direction! Anyway. I don't need anything at the store and I was just at Goforth Creek a little over a week ago, so... I guess three weeks will be okay for me. But not for some! It's a major thoroughfare 'round here!

Check out this video. Someone actually caught the slide on camera! (The latter of the two that occurred in the same location... one at 6 am, and one at 1 pm.)

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2009/nov/10/video-second-slide-keeps-ocoee-gorge-blocked/?localvideo-news

For those of you that have been to visit me, you'll recognize this spot. It's at dam 2 which is the drop-in for rafters and has that major waterfall over the dam, and just 2 miles from Goforth. I was just there a few days ago taking pictures... walking on that same walkway where you see the TDOT crewman walking.

Here's one I was able to embed, not as informative as the link, but you can see the slide:



Thankfully, no one was hurt.

4 comments:

KristiinaSheree said...

Holy cow! That was quite a slide! The trees are still standing too! That's amazing!

Pam O'Brien said...

Well, in another video I watched, the trees looked like a jumble of pick-up sticks! I think it's just how they landed.

Dot O said...

Wow, Pam. Thank God nobody was hurt!

Cris said...

Whoa, Pammy!! I've never seen anything like that...yikes. By God's grace, no one was driving or walking by at the time!!

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