Landslide clean up continues at Public Works


Chris Basinger / Petersburg Pilot

Water from the Hammer Slough Creek flows through the canal carved out by an excavator.

Public Works crews continue work to restore areas affected by a landslide which occurred during the weekend of June 25-26 at the back of the Public Works lot.

According to Public Works Director Chris Cotta, the landslide happened after a pile of fill and used street sand pushed the blue clay lying underneath the pile out and into the Hammer Slough Creek basin, blocking the flow of the creek.

The area where the landslide happened was being used to stockpile fill from a separate project seeking to replace a culvert in the Public Works lot that had failed after a storm in 2020.

The project, wh...

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