Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Scene in Highgate: Mudslide

We knew the power had gone out during the night, but not what had happened until noon.  Highgate has a power station, and a problem.

And that problem would be that the power lines at the dam are on a steep embankment - you might even call it a gorge - leading down to the Mississquoi River.  At the center of the photo you can see where the bank has given way. By the time we arrived, the downed line and toppled pole (further up the hill) had already been removed.