Landslide Rips Houses, Roads Apart

Wyoming residents in popular resort town face accelerating landslide.
1:46 | 04/20/14

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We'll turn now to a slow moving landslide suddenly accelerating in a popular resort town. ABC's Michelle Franzen has the very latest. Reporter: Jackson, Wyoming a slow-moving landslide that ripped Jeremy's home into two. Take a look at the damage. Captured by an aerial camera. It's basically broken in half now. It's been quite amazing to watch the progress of the landslide. Reporter: Things went from bad to worse when the slide slit the house. He grew up in this town, known as the gateway to yellowstone national park. Dozens of residents have been forced to leave their homes. They said we had a couple of hours to get out of the house. Reporter: The ground has been shifting for weeks, but in the past few days, they say the slide has doubled in speed and force. Take a look at the parking lot of this Wahl greens, now closed. There's a possibility that this big cliff could suddenly collapse. Reporter: Crews are braving the slopes to put up barriers and guard the sewer lines. Very stressful. Reporter: Experts are looking at a number of possible causes for this slide, including man made. But the main focus, now, is stabilizing all that dirt, clay and rock before it moves any further. Michelle, thank you very much.

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