Avalanches and Landslides

Portion of Federal Hill slides onto street; residents say they've been noticing problems for years

Portion of Federal Hill slides onto street; residents say they've been noticing problems for years

City crews were working Friday to shore up Baltimore’s Federal Hill after a portion of it went sliding onto the road, the latest example in a decades-long history of erosion on its steep slopes.

Amid heavy rains, mud and grass from the iconic hill started slipping Thursday onto the 900 block of Covington Street, near the American Visionary Art Museum.

Federal Hill Park, perched atop the hill overlooking the Inner Harbor, is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

The city’s recreation and parks department said it was laying down more than 200 sandbags to direct water away from the slipping area of the hill as it worked to stabilize the...

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