Onlookers Flock to See Jackson Hole Slide

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Updated: 4/18/2014 6:59 pm

In an area full of attractions, the slide zone is proving to
be a big draw for locals and a few visitors as well.  The streets are lined with onlookers and it’s
not uncommon to see more than a dozen people gathered together across the
street from all the activity.

Whether it was standing on a park bench or watching from
your car, the crowds grew throughout the day. Even our four legged friends were
curious as evident by this herd of deer.

“I woke up this morning and we were watching the live feed
and then my phone rang and my buddy is like,’ Dude, we are watching that house
break apart right now, get down here,” said Jackson Resident, Josh Smith.

But not everyone who was watching this came from another section
of town.  Taylor Currier was one of the evacuees.
He spent the first three nights in a hotel and has since been given the all
clear to return home. However because of the slide, he says he doesn’t have
running water or electricity.

“This is kind of a big deal for the town,” said Currier. “This
new business is going to be taken out. Everyone wants to see this happen.
Broadway could get shutdown. You never know. It’s a big landslide.”

And it’s that uncertainly that keeps people staring at the
side of the mountain.

“There definitely is an entertainment value to it,” said
Trish Ireland of Jackson Hole. “It’s hard to not be entertained by watching
what’s going to happen next.”

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