Skip to comments.Massive Mudslide In Colorado
Posted on 05/25/2014 11:57:57 PM PDT by george76
There is a massive mudslide in the small town of Collbran, about 50 miles outside of Grand Junction. The Mesa County Sheriff says three people are missing. The mudslide is estimated to be about 4 miles long, 2 miles wide and about 250 feet deep.
Deputies described the area as very unstable and they estimate an entire ridge has been sliding for most of today. A witness told deputies who called into dispatch this evening, described hearing a noise that sounded much like a freight train that is attributed to the slide.
"This slide is unbelievably big," Lt. Phil Stratton, Mesa County Sheriff's Office said.
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Prayers up. Man, unbelievable.
Prayers for the people in the area. That would be fascinating to see.
Wow, sounds like it’s an enormous one. Was it along the main hwy that runs through town? I’ve driven through there a couple of times. It’s beautiful. I always liked it. Prayers up for anyone caught in that thing!
A repeating pattern. Oso, WA. Jackson Hole, WY, Afghanistan, now Grand Junction, CO. All mountainous areas.
Clif High noted the pattern in his web bot data last week on 5/18. He suggested “slinkholes” as a name for the long, deep spreading chasms.
Ya think? But we're in the middle of a drought. More GoreBull warming or maybe it's just that the only permanent thing about the climate and weather is that it is constantly changing.
Can we get a pic or a map pls? I know this area well and a mud slide just doesn’t sound right.
Oh no. That’s near my old stomping grounds. Prayers for all.
Gee, I wonder why? <sarc off
Massive snow pack has not melted yet
The slide is along Salt Creek Road, also known as 601/2 Road, near Vega State Park, east of Collbran, which is about 40 miles east of Grand Junction.