Looks like the slips we used to get on the east side of the Bighorns!

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Posted by Beej ( on 16:46:39 10/30/15

In Reply to: Anyone hear about the 'gash'... posted by 46er

Good article with a few pix listed under "Tensleep" in Google.

We used to get serious landslides on the east side of the Bighorns near Story, where the land would simply break away underneath the interstate about 20 miles north of Buffalo. The road had been built over the upturned edge of a coal and clay outcrop, and periodically, it would give way. Saturation by groundwater was usually involved. The coal in that area had historically burnt out, so there was a very colorful landscape exposed. The highway department had to fix two interstate slides just a couple of years apart, so they finally tried a major re-engineering in that area. Remains to be seen if they solved the problem. Never had any reports of earthquakes there, the earth just moved.

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