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Phyllis McLaughlin/The News-Democrat
This rental house owned by Sam and Sue Scott was unoccupied when a mudslide from the hill behind it crushed it sometime Thursday night, April 3. Officials say the unusual amount of snow during the winter, coupled with more than 5 inches of rainfall in about a 48-hour period, contributed to this slide.
Rains Lead to Slides

Heavy rainfall last week led to two serious mudslides along Hwy. 36 West near Notch Lick, closing the state route twice to through traffic – once on Friday and again on Sunday night.

The first slide – measuring 75-100 feet wide and 200 feet long – occurred in the 1800 block, just below a hilltop house owned by Sam and Sue Scott. The weight of the sliding earth and trees crushed the Scott’s unoccupied rental house and other buildings further down on the hillside, only a few feet from the highway.

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