Rocks roll during freeze/thaw cycles

It sounded like an explosion as

dozens of rocks, some as big as

15-feet tall, came crashing down

during the morning of January 22.

It sounded like an explosion as

dozens of rocks, some as big as

15-feet tall, came crashing down

during the morning of January 22.

Local resident James Scott Goll,

who owns Digging Dogs Farm

caught the slide on video. The slide

occurred around 9:45 a.m. Friday

morning on Highway 3 near the

Red Bridge.

The video was uploaded to his

Facebook page and shared by locals

and many out of towners.

Holy Hannah that was a big

rock slide, man,” Goll can be heard

saying as the rocks kick up dust

streams as they speed down the

mountainside.

One of the larger rocks came

barreling down the mountain, coming

to a rest just inches from the

roadway.

“Wow, wow. The sound man,”

Goll could be heard saying in the

video titled ‘Eeegaats!!! The sound

was unbelievable, was like huge

explosion.’

Another video posted online by

another witness shows a transport

truck speeding along the highway

as the massive boulder comes to a

stop in the catchment area by the

roadway.

Some area residents told the

Review that the friction caused by

the rocks clashing with each other

as they came down the mountain

caused sparks and at times red

glowing areas.

The Highway was not closed as

a result of the slide. Orange cones

were placed around the boulder.

Ministry of Transportation and

Infrastructure geotechnical engineers

are conducting assessments

to ensure the highway is safe for

drivers.

Warmer weather and freeze/

thaw conditions are resulting in

more rockfalls. Rockslides are typical

this time of year.