Lyndon Landslide

The above photograph was taken of salt sheds standing in the highway maintenance yard on Route 114 (East Burke Road) in Lyndon. As a geologist, the photograph on the right is particularly interesting because of what appears to be a bare patch of ground on the hill in the distance. A closer view shows that this is probably due to landslides caused by instability in the slope. The lack of vegetation suggests that the slide has been recent or that events occur often enough to prevent growth. Click on the photograph to see a video created in Barre that shows how unstable slopes can become a major concern for the people living near them.

-Sandra