Mudslides destroy Crandall area cabins

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Two Crandall area cabins have effectively been destroyed by mudslides in recent days. The cabins are located off Park County Road XUX — also known as the Squaw Creek Road — on chunks of private property within the Shoshone National Forest. The road has been temporarily closed to travel, as parts of the route are slipping away or are covered in feet of wet mud and debris. When Charlie Cooley arrived at his cabin around 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the road was still passable and “it wasn’t that bad,” he said. But he soon heard something coming down the hillside. “We could hear all the breaking trees and just kind of these huge thumping noises — which ultimately ended up being rocks and stuff falling off the top [of the mountain],” Cooley said. He backed up his...

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Mudslides destroy Crandall area cabins

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