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Flathead County official: Landslides are not common

KALISPELL – The recent wet weather is to blame for landslide issues in parts of Northwest Montana.

A small landslide occurred Tuesday near the intersection of Patrick Creek and Foys Canyon Road in Kalispell, bringing debris and a tree across the road.

Dillon Holter with Flathead County says crews spent several hours cleaning up the site of the slide.

Kalispell Landslide
Crews work to clean up after a landslide near the intersection of Patrick Creek and Foys Canyon Road in Kalispell. (MTN News photo)

Holter told MTN News that this sort of thing isn’t common in the Flathead and blames the rainy weather and melted snow which has made the ground soft.

He says there’s a possibility of more landslides in the area of Tuesday’s event and if the situation persists, then officials will continue to remove the excess and look into a retaining wall if needed.

A few days ago a rock slide occurred near Glacier National Park.

Maren Siu

Maren Siu

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