2 homes collapse in Hardin Co. landslide, plunge into Tennesee river

2 homes collapse in Hardin Co. landslide, plunge into Tennesee river
Hardin County landslide (Source: WMC)

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - Hardin County firefighters reported a landslide Saturday evening that eventually plunged two homes into the Tennessee River.

Firefighters responded to the homes Saturday around 5:15 p.m. on Glendale Road in the Chalk Bluff area. The homeowners were safely evacuated before both houses collapsed and debris fell into the river Sunday morning.

The Hardin County Fire Department uploaded footage of the damage to their Facebook page.

Today at 5:15 pm firefighters were called to 4870 Glendale road on a reported land slide along the TN river in the area known as chalk bluff. 2 houses were in danger of collapse , only one house was occupied and the homeowners were safely evacuated. About an hour later the vacant house collapsed down the steep bank. The highway department has closed that area of Glendale road. This is a short video of the collapse.

Posted by Hardin County Fire Department, Savannah Tennessee on Saturday, February 15, 2020

The department says Glendale Road between Coffee Landing Road and Small Road will be closed due to the collapse. They ask that the community and travelers avoid the area.

According to Hardin County fire, the river has finally crested and is slowly on the decline.

No injures were reported regarding this incident.

Hardin county TN landslide

2/16/20, Short video of collapse area along the TN River at 4810 Glendale Road.

Posted by Hardin County Fire Department, Savannah Tennessee on Sunday, February 16, 2020

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