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Crews in Delmar are investigating the cause of a landslide

DELMAR (WRGB) — A Delmar neighborhood had a landslide occur early Wednesday morning, where some homes had parts of their backyard property dropping off some 40 feet below.

While there was no physical damage done to any of the nearby homes, National Grid crews had to come and re-route some powerlines in order to maintain power to a few of the homes.

Aerial views from Sky-Eye 6 show the drop-off created by the landslide, taking, a number of trees down with it.

As for the cause of the slide, the Town Of Bethlehem Public Works Commissioner George Kansas offered the following explanation.

“ You know, the area around here, the soil is prone to this at times. So there has been a little bit of a history of slides in this area with stuff along the Normanskil, so I just think it was the way the soil make up is and it was just time for this area to want to slide.”

Shoring up the property to prevent possible additional landslides could mean a rather costly expense for homeowners if they choose to do so, with the cost of building a retaining wall the size needed costing a million or more dollars.

Crews in Delmar are investigating a landslide that happened Thursday afternoon.

There is no word on what caused the landslide.

This is a developing story, we will update as they become available.

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