By EMILY D. COPPOLA
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
BLUE FIELD, W.Va. —
that occurred as a result of heavy rainfall accumulations.
Aside from the considerable amount of earth displaced by the slide, a house, knocked off of its foundation, has slid down the hill. Instead of its original placement, it is now almost atop the railroad tracks.
A longtime resident of Ada Road, Bj Thompson, said, “I have never seen landslides on this road until last year.”
Jake Ruckman, of the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va., confirmed that due to the mass amounts of precipitation, the ground is thoroughly saturated leaving the area susceptible to landslides.