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Carwash reopens after landslide scare

February 07, 2012
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BETHLEHEM, NY — A state geologist is warning that erosion on a hill where a carwash stands here could lead to a major landslide in the coming months, the Times Union reported.

The Feb. 3 story stated that a slope is failing near Hoffman’s Car Wash, and the business was closed to protect public safety on Jan. 27 after a geologist informed the town officials.

Hoffman’s and the town summoned engineers to assess the stability of the land, the story noted. An engineering report from an independent firm hired by Hoffman’s deemed the wash safe to open, and the store began operations again after a meeting with town officials.

There will be continued monitoring and repairs of the site, and the state’s geologist said in the story that the latest erosion could be mitigated with costly and time-consuming engineering repairs.