Athens To Bust Boulder

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Associated Press

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Updated Thu, Mar 22, 2012 9:20 am

Crews are expected to use jackhammers to remove a large boulder that fell from an Athens hillside, crushing a car and damaging a home and three other vehicles.

The boulder that fell Wednesday is estimated at about 100 tons and 25 feet in diameter. No one was hurt.

Athens city officials say it will take a week or longer to remove the rock, to be used as fill for a city project. They say the slide was likely caused over time by penetration of a rock fissure by tree roots and rains. Crews and specialists continue to assess the area's stability.
 

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