Photo: Thunder Mountain slide - 1984

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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Tons of mud, trees and debris block Glacier Highway and dam up against the Smith Brothers' barn and the Juneau Veterinary Clinic after a landslide on July 16, 1984. The slide started at the 1,800-foot level of Thunder Mountain after 1.35 inches of rain fell and high winds hit the Capital. "We thought it was a big truck coming down the road," said Eugene Black, former state Marine Highway System chief, whose garage was destroyed by the slide as his family was having breakfast. No one was injured in the slide, which took the Department of Transportation about a week to clean up.

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