Embankment supporting Burlington home slides into river


BURLINGTON, VT. >> City employees from several different departments responded after an embankment supporting a home in Burlington collapsed into the Winooski River over the weekend.

The Burlington Free Press reports a family of three renting the Plattsburgh Avenue home was inside when an old bridge abutment came down around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, bringing a piece of the bank behind the home into the river with it.

The home suffered structural damage and is now sitting right on the edge of the river.

Deputy Fire Chief Peter Brown says sandy soil underneath the structure is continuing to slide and the home is in danger of falling into the Winooski.

Property manager Barbara Sweeney says an engineer was in the process of surveying the damage on Sunday.

No injuries were reported.

Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com


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