Rockslide shut down parts of Highway 76

Jan 31, 2010 Full story: WNC Sentinel 38

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

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Hey

Hiawassee, GA

#21 Feb 3, 2010
Get the Facts wrote:
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!!
That you would make “sarcatic” comments is understandable. I think anyone whose family was repeatedly attacked by trees and landslides would have a rather jaundiced world view.

Keep posting. We all need a good laugh.
Progress

Dahlonega, GA

#22 Feb 3, 2010
Hey wrote:
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That you would make “sarcatic” comments is understandable. I think anyone whose family was repeatedly attacked by trees and landslides would have a rather jaundiced world view.
Keep posting. We all need a good laugh.
What are we laughin at?
progress

Dahlonega, GA

#23 Feb 3, 2010
the alpha male wrote:
them rocks hit anybody?
I just read that newspaper article about that and it makes it sound like some of them houses might come down off the mountain some day. Reckon a landslide that big could happen around here?
Yep

Hiawassee, GA

#24 Feb 4, 2010
progress wrote:
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I just read that newspaper article about that and it makes it sound like some of them houses might come down off the mountain some day. Reckon a landslide that big could happen around here?
Yep.
the alpha male

United States

#25 Feb 5, 2010
progress wrote:
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I just read that newspaper article about that and it makes it sound like some of them houses might come down off the mountain some day. Reckon a landslide that big could happen around here?
it sure could, they did it to them selves.
jeff waldroup done good digging ditches, putting pipe an drainning land.
his road building, did do nothing but destroy the mtns.
he should have stayed in the wet lands.
when he hooked an crooked his way to destroy bell mtn, that was the beginning of destruction.
heavy rains comming today.
watch your soil wash away, u can't stop it.
Resident

Cleveland, GA

#26 Feb 6, 2010
the alpha male wrote:
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it sure could, they did it to them selves.
jeff waldroup done good digging ditches, putting pipe an drainning land.
his road building, did do nothing but destroy the mtns.
he should have stayed in the wet lands.
when he hooked an crooked his way to destroy bell mtn, that was the beginning of destruction.
heavy rains comming today.
watch your soil wash away, u can't stop it.
I thought they passed a law many years ago about not being able to build houses on top of mountains, but I guess not because it happens here all the time. I wouldn't want to live up there personally with all the landslides going on. I agree the mountains have been destroyed.
get real

Hiawassee, GA

#27 Feb 6, 2010
One landslide is alot? Sounds like a real intelligent reason not to live somewhere!
Critter Dundee

Jefferson, GA

#28 Feb 17, 2010
I would go slow thru there anyways it is radar trap. And if they put out construction signs you are in for a citation nightmare
Developer Life

Dahlonega, GA

#29 Feb 18, 2010
the alpha male wrote:
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it sure could, they did it to them selves.
jeff waldroup done good digging ditches, putting pipe an drainning land.
his road building, did do nothing but destroy the mtns.
he should have stayed in the wet lands.
when he hooked an crooked his way to destroy bell mtn, that was the beginning of destruction.
heavy rains comming today.
watch your soil wash away, u can't stop it.
Jeff and Scotty have done a fine job over the years developing the mountain tops and valleys around these parts. For two local boys they have done good for themselves. Throw in Billy and you have the three musketeers of the mountains. The scars will take decades to heal. I wonder if the mountains feel pain when you butcher them.
Been seeing a lot of their property for sale, most with bank signs on them. Huh, go figure, maybe karma is real.
the olympic angels

United States

#30 Feb 18, 2010
Developer Life wrote:
<quoted text> Jeff and Scotty have done a fine job over the years developing the mountain tops and valleys around these parts. For two local boys they have done good for themselves. Throw in Billy and you have the three musketeers of the mountains. The scars will take decades to heal. I wonder if the mountains feel pain when you butcher them.
Been seeing a lot of their property for sale, most with bank signs on them. Huh, go figure, maybe karma is real.
jeff got started when him an dowdy hooked an crooked their way onto bell mtn property.

thats when the destruction started.
What

Dawsonville, GA

#31 Feb 18, 2010
the olympic angels wrote:
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jeff got started when him an dowdy hooked an crooked their way onto bell mtn property.
thats when the destruction started.
What destruction?

Since: Jan 10

Dawsonville, GA

#32 Feb 19, 2010
After looking at the landslide several times- I think its possible- not likely, but possible- that the house/land situated directly above it may have been the cause-
If they ran their septic line towards the highway with the drain field sideways, and with the huge amount of rain we had at the time, water could have built at the end of that drainfield and calved off that section-- that house directly above the road is kinda close to the edge.

just a guess really-

I thought the slide was further down towards the youngharris side, putting it above the "Great Wall Of Young Harris" and off the mini access road- but I dont remember there being a spring around where the slide occured. Seems too far towards the top-
stephen foster

United States

#33 Feb 19, 2010
-Resident- wrote:
After looking at the landslide several times- I think its possible- not likely, but possible- that the house/land situated directly above it may have been the cause-
If they ran their septic line towards the highway with the drain field sideways, and with the huge amount of rain we had at the time, water could have built at the end of that drainfield and calved off that section-- that house directly above the road is kinda close to the edge.
just a guess really-
I thought the slide was further down towards the youngharris side, putting it above the "Great Wall Of Young Harris" and off the mini access road- but I dont remember there being a spring around where the slide occured. Seems too far towards the top-
them dumbass people don't know how them ole mtns are. i rember when that was just a 2 lane logging road.
when they built the "newone" they knew the banks of the cut would slide "IF DISTURBED" . mother nature works slow, with time that house will be in the road.
Resident

Dawsonville, GA

#34 Feb 19, 2010
stephen foster wrote:
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them dumbass people don't know how them ole mtns are. i rember when that was just a 2 lane logging road.
when they built the "newone" they knew the banks of the cut would slide "IF DISTURBED" . mother nature works slow, with time that house will be in the road.
sounds like a possibility , makes sense (the post above this one too )
James critter Madison

Pendergrass, GA

#35 Mar 16, 2010
Critter Dundee wrote:
I would go slow thru there anyways it is radar trap. And if they put out construction signs you are in for a citation nightmare
I saw construction crews working on the Huge boulders above the highway today. That is a disaster waiting to happen.
They are risking their own necks to make the highway safe.
May God protect them.
oaktree

Jefferson, GA

#36 Mar 16, 2010
James critter Madison wrote:
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I saw construction crews working on the Huge boulders above the highway today. That is a disaster waiting to happen.
They are risking their own necks to make the highway safe.
May God protect them.
good for you.thats there job.
Highway man

Jefferson, GA

#37 Mar 17, 2010
James critter Madison wrote:
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I saw construction crews working on the Huge boulders above the highway today. That is a disaster waiting to happen.
They are risking their own necks to make the highway safe.
May God protect them.
I saw them too. One guy running a track hoe, one man running a dump truck, and twelve men standing around with their fingers in their butt drawing a paycheck, paid for with my tax dollars.
Wesa

Sevierville, TN

#38 Mar 18, 2010
-Resident- wrote:

I thought the slide was further down towards the youngharris side, putting it above the "Great Wall Of Young Harris" and off the mini access road- but I dont remember there being a spring around where the slide occured. Seems too far towards the top-
No, the spring was down near the "Great Wall" :)

At least they finally got that section to hold.

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