Rockslide shut down parts of Highway 76

Jan 31, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WNC Sentinel

A rockslide shut down portions of Highway 76 between Young Harris and Hiawassee, Georgia last week.

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the alpha male

United States

#1 Jan 31, 2010
them rocks hit anybody?

Since: Jan 10

Dawsonville, GA

#2 Feb 1, 2010
no....but when the rest of the scrag an trash thats piled into that mix comes down, its going to push those weenie barriers clear to Young Harris city limits-
the alpha male

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#3 Feb 1, 2010
-Resident- wrote:
no....but when the rest of the scrag an trash thats piled into that mix comes down, its going to push those weenie barriers clear to Young Harris city limits-
due to the greed of some of them folks.
them mtns are gona be in wotse shape than cal. they have tore them mtns up with them paved logging roads they call streets.
they aint got the dollars to do the up keep.
it will all be in young harris an in the lakes.
Get the Facts

United States

#4 Feb 1, 2010
the alpha male wrote:
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due to the greed of some of them folks.
them mtns are gona be in wotse shape than cal. they have tore them mtns up with them paved logging roads they call streets.
they aint got the dollars to do the up keep.
it will all be in young harris an in the lakes.
You have NO clue as usual. the reason for the rock slide is all of the rain we have had this fall and winter the ground is saturated.
the alpha male

United States

#5 Feb 1, 2010
Get the Facts wrote:
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You have NO clue as usual. the reason for the rock slide is all of the rain we have had this fall and winter the ground is saturated.
excuse me,
i should have said the mtns. will all wash down to the lakes
because of the paved logging roads. them rocks fell from where the logging roads were cut in.
erosion has always been a problem there. now its made worse by them "PAVED LOGGING ROADS."

Since: Jan 10

Clarkesville, GA

#6 Feb 1, 2010
Get the Facts wrote:
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You have NO clue as usual. the reason for the rock slide is all of the rain we have had this fall and winter the ground is saturated.
Somewhat true, contributing factor at any rate-
If you look at where it slid, its scrag- push over from the road that was cut above it. Mostly boulders and fill- if the trees hadnt taken root years back, the entire fill below the road I believe whould have sheared off- but like you said, the rain was the contributing factor in it-
Now that I think about it- I havent really looked too close at where the road is in relation to the slide- I know its cut right there after the top of the hill on an angle going up- and he pushed the fill over- I`ll have to eyeball it next trip over.

Theres alot to what Alphy says though- alot of our roads in the mountains are cut this way- cut into the bank on an angle and push the scrag over untill you get flat- without a good drainage, its a disaster in wait- alot of the houses on the hill above fieldstone, are another fine example- with enough rain, some could slide off.
Freedom

Brasstown, NC

#7 Feb 1, 2010
the alpha male wrote:
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due to the greed of some of them folks.
them mtns are gona be in wotse shape than cal. they have tore them mtns up with them paved logging roads they call streets.
they aint got the dollars to do the up keep.
it will all be in young harris an in the lakes.
You should not try to sound ignorant as it seems to come so easy for you, on the other hand for you to write intelligently in thought may be an impossibility.
the alpha male

United States

#8 Feb 1, 2010
Freedom wrote:
<quoted text> You should not try to sound ignorant as it seems to come so easy for you, on the other hand for you to write intelligently in thought may be an impossibility.
it got your attention.
the alpha male

United States

#9 Feb 1, 2010
-Resident- wrote:
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Somewhat true, contributing factor at any rate-
If you look at where it slid, its scrag- push over from the road that was cut above it. Mostly boulders and fill- if the trees hadnt taken root years back, the entire fill below the road I believe whould have sheared off- but like you said, the rain was the contributing factor in it-
Now that I think about it- I havent really looked too close at where the road is in relation to the slide- I know its cut right there after the top of the hill on an angle going up- and he pushed the fill over- I`ll have to eyeball it next trip over.
Theres alot to what Alphy says though- alot of our roads in the mountains are cut this way- cut into the bank on an angle and push the scrag over untill you get flat- without a good drainage, its a disaster in wait- alot of the houses on the hill above fieldstone, are another fine example- with enough rain, some could slide off.
those mtns. have always been in danger of flooding.
50 years ago they built dams at the head of the creeks.
that worked for a while till neglect set in.
with all the new construction, the run off picks up that loose soil an drops it somewhere else.
Get the Facts

Johnston, SC

#10 Feb 1, 2010
-Resident- wrote:
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Somewhat true, contributing factor at any rate-
If you look at where it slid, its scrag- push over from the road that was cut above it. Mostly boulders and fill- if the trees hadnt taken root years back, the entire fill below the road I believe whould have sheared off- but like you said, the rain was the contributing factor in it-
Now that I think about it- I havent really looked too close at where the road is in relation to the slide- I know its cut right there after the top of the hill on an angle going up- and he pushed the fill over- I`ll have to eyeball it next trip over.
Theres alot to what Alphy says though- alot of our roads in the mountains are cut this way- cut into the bank on an angle and push the scrag over untill you get flat- without a good drainage, its a disaster in wait- alot of the houses on the hill above fieldstone, are another fine example- with enough rain, some could slide off.
Your right as well , but you also need to remember there is a spring underneath the road that flows from the hill side as well. Remember when the enigneers were here years back to figure out how to fix the problem.

By the Grace of God my dad was spared on that road that night. He was on his way home when the slide occured and a tree fell in front of him he swerved and hit the branches. He and a few others got out to try to move the tree when another slide occured. Thank God the guard rail stopped the bolders at the road or it could have been a lot worse.
the alpha male

United States

#11 Feb 1, 2010
Get the Facts wrote:
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Your right as well , but you also need to remember there is a spring underneath the road that flows from the hill side as well. Remember when the enigneers were here years back to figure out how to fix the problem.
By the Grace of God my dad was spared on that road that night. He was on his way home when the slide occured and a tree fell in front of him he swerved and hit the branches. He and a few others got out to try to move the tree when another slide occured. Thank God the guard rail stopped the bolders at the road or it could have been a lot worse.
glad no one got hurt
Did

Hiawassee, GA

#12 Feb 1, 2010
Get the Facts wrote:
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Your right as well , but you also need to remember there is a spring underneath the road that flows from the hill side as well. Remember when the enigneers were here years back to figure out how to fix the problem.
By the Grace of God my dad was spared on that road that night. He was on his way home when the slide occured and a tree fell in front of him he swerved and hit the branches. He and a few others got out to try to move the tree when another slide occured. Thank God the guard rail stopped the bolders at the road or it could have been a lot worse.
Did a boulder fall on your momma's tummy when you were in utero? Was it the "enigneers'" fault?
Missing

United States

#13 Feb 1, 2010
Did wrote:
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Did a boulder fall on your momma's tummy when you were in utero? Was it the "enigneers'" fault?


Has anyone noticed the lack of intelligent posts? I check Topix every few days, hoping to find something of interest. What a shame, it has been taken over by people who can not form a coherent thought.
the alpha male

United States

#14 Feb 1, 2010
Missing wrote:
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Has anyone noticed the lack of intelligent posts? I check Topix every few days, hoping to find something of interest. What a shame, it has been taken over by people who can not form a coherent thought.
so u need to stay with your neerdee folks that u like.
what does your ststement have to do with the rock slide?
If you

Hiawassee, GA

#15 Feb 2, 2010
Missing wrote:
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Has anyone noticed the lack of intelligent posts? I check Topix every few days, hoping to find something of interest. What a shame, it has been taken over by people who can not form a coherent thought.
If you are looking for either coherence or thought, boy are you looking in the wrong place. Witness this thread and the stupidity expressed herein.

Since: Aug 07

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#16 Feb 2, 2010
If you wrote:
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If you are looking for either coherence or thought, boy are you looking in the wrong place. Witness this thread and the stupidity expressed herein.
And as always, you lead the way where stupidity is concerned bugs.
Ah Windbag

Hiawassee, GA

#17 Feb 2, 2010
windbag wrote:
<quoted text>And as always, you lead the way where stupidity is concerned bugs.
Ah Windbag, mention lack of thought and coherence and there you appear, the very epitome of that absence, defending by inference those ignorant bogus characters who populate this thread and so many others. Insects seem to be eating away at what little is left of your rotting brain. You keep mentioning bugs, bugs, bugs. What a sad and loathsome spectacle you are.

Since: Aug 07

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#18 Feb 2, 2010
Ah Windbag wrote:
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Ah Windbag, mention lack of thought and coherence and there you appear, the very epitome of that absence, defending by inference those ignorant bogus characters who populate this thread and so many others. Insects seem to be eating away at what little is left of your rotting brain. You keep mentioning bugs, bugs, bugs. What a sad and loathsome spectacle you are.
See post 16 that is if you can count that high.
Still

Hiawassee, GA

#19 Feb 2, 2010
windbag wrote:
<quoted text>See post 16 that is if you can count that high.
Still having problems with those pesky commas, Dumbo?
Get the Facts

United States

#20 Feb 2, 2010
Why is that every topic that is brought up, some of you have nothing better to do do than make comments that are hateful and or sarcastic?? I am not sure why some of you even post, because you have nothing to add too the converstions or debates in some cases. I am not saying that I never have a sarcatic comment back to some of you, but enough is enough!!

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