Officials Urge Barre Residents To Beware Of Landslides

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Emergency Management officials are warning people in Barre to beware of a heightened risks of landslides caused by saturated ground from recent heavy rains and flooding.

State Geologist Laurence Becker says the activity can include small landslides, cracks in the ground, or any other unusual changes in ground conditions.

Other things to look for are changes in landscape and water drainage, or new cracks in foundations and sidewalks.

The city has already evacuated a number of homes due to the risk of landslides and more are possible.

Anyone in Barre who notices any signs of a landslide should call police or the fire department.

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