Tons of rocks which fell from the side of the mountain briefly closed Route 209 on the Mansion House Hill in Jim Thorpe this morning.
Robert Transue, police officer for Jim Thorpe, said the call came in at 8:10 a.m. He wasn’t aware of any vehicles being damaged by the slide. One boulder was at least two tons alone, he estimated.
Before Mahoning Township Police Chief Dave Ebbert arrived on scene, Transue removed the larger pieces of debris from two lanes. Ebbert then used a shovel to remove the finer pieces before the lanes were opened.
Icicles formed an various sections of the mountain and water poured off in streams at intervals near the rock slide.