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Landslide could compromise Cathell Road in Baldwin

| Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Baldwin Borough leaders say a landslide near Cathell Road could compromise the street if conditions worsen.

A geotechnical engineer visited the site Monday morning and core samples of the land will be taken to analyze the severity of the slide, borough Manager John Barrett said in an email. The landslide is occurring under the road and along the hillside that runs toward Glass Run, Barrett said.

The road remained open late Monday. However, Barrett said borough leaders will continue to monitor the situation and “may be forced to close it if the slide continues.”

There are physical signs of the slide on the edge of Cathell Road near Glass Run Road.

Borough council members will vote to declare the slide an emergency at their meeting Tuesday, Barrett said.

This will allow the borough to “act quickly once we have identified a remedy.”

“We will hopefully have some options to consider in about two weeks,” he said.

Stephanie Hacke is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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