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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Default Mudslide 2km west of Banff - TransCan closed

Closed in both directions - traffic backing up but nobody caught in it thankfully.
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Wow, wonder exactly where it is (trying to think about what creeks cross the highway around there...)

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Edit: bet it's the creek coming off Mt. Cory - news is saying west of Banff and before Bow Valley Parkway turnoff. Looking forward to seeing pics.
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Thirdhand photo emailed me by a friend who saw it on Twitter. Norquay maybe?
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Wow,good no one got hurt!
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Thirdhand photo emailed me by a friend who saw it on Twitter. Norquay maybe?
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=51.18...270.59,,0,2.87

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Drove through there at about 1:00 today, glad I got home!!
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In 1999 I was cycling the Golden Triangle with a group of friends and a similar thing happened between Banff and Castle Junction. It allowed us to cycle from the junction to Lake Louise along the Trans Canada Highway with absolutely no traffic. :-)

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kind of surprising, as there wasn't much rain leading up to this.

after having a 20 km day, i was quite happy to have it take me nearly 3 hours to get from just east of bourgeau parking lot to banff. Westbound lanes were backed up even worse.

someone must have come pretty close to getting smucked though!
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Pretty sure that's the same spot that has had a new little waterfall running down to the roadside for the past couple of months.
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Pic from the CBC article:




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Damn, that debris flow gets more tourist attention than a roadside bear.
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Well, when you're stuck waiting to get through, might as well check it out...

In case anyone hadn't heard, everything is so well cleared up you wouldn't even know where it was.
It's very strange that it's a tiny little creekbed that isn't even flowing water now. It must have been a really random event that send the mud down the creek.
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Wonder why they just didn't hand out shovels ? It would have been cleaned up in no time .
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I'm honestly surprised there wasn't a big pickup truck trapped somewhere in the middle of it. No matter what the natural hazard, there's always someone willing to give it a go and serve as an example to others.
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Left Edmonton at 1:00 PM to go to Yoho, and found out about it at 5:00 when we got to the Park gates. Since there were 8 more people meetings us at Whiskey Jack, we decided to go through to Banff and see if we could wait it out. Got there around 7:00 and waited for a couple of hours.

Finally, the two people I was with decided to go back to Edmonton; since there were people who would be waiting for me at Yoho, I couldn't, so they left me on a street corner in Banff with my pack and cooler. At around 10:30, someone came by and picked me up. The highway was still closed at 11:00 so we went looking for a hotel room. The closest one that was available was in Calgary!

Made it to Yoho at 11:00AM Saturday morning. Still did Twin falls and the Iceline, but it was a much later day than planned.

What I don't understand is that the mudslide was at the same spot as last time, right between the Norquay turnoff and the 1A Johnston Canyon road. Since it had already happened before, I wonder why they didn't try to stabilize the banks to prevent the reoccurrence.

The real problem comes from destabilizing the slope in the first place to build the road. No supportive ground cover left and no drainage for the water that accumulates in the shale and sediment that makes up the hill.
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