Resident: House still unsafe following North Salt Lake landslide

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SOUTH SALT LAKE -- The city says it's safe, but the owner of a North Salt Lake home affected by a landslide says his insurance company told him to get out.

Randy Tran tells the Ogden Standard-Examiner that he and his family have been staying in a motel since Monday's slide near Eagle Ridge Drive. Officials say a broken water main caused Tran's tiered retaining wall system to collapse and fall.

Randy Tran
Randy Tran

Tons of dirt, rocks, mud and broken pipes slid down the hill. They formed a new cliff just a step or two away from the home above, and debris poured into the backyards of two homes below. A boulder crashed into one house, although it did little damage.

The slide affected land all the way up to Tran's back door.

He says the insurance company is working to shore up the home, but it is unclear when he and his family will be able to return.

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