Natural Resources

Landslides

Date: June 30, 1980

Location: Gull Rocks, Gros Morne National Park

Easting: 440500

Northing: 5484900

Latitude: 49° 41' 22" N

Longitude: 57° 44' 20" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: Western Star June 04, 1980; Calvin Miles.

A landslide occurred at 11 pm blocking the road at Gull Rocks until 8:30 am the following morning when one lane was opened to traffic. 10,000 tons of mud and rock slid across the road and took five weeks to clean up. A landslide occurred in the same area around 1941-42. A large number of rock bolts were placed in various outcrops along the roadway to help stabilize dangerous slopes.

 
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