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Schenectady extends state of emergency for landslide

Schenectady extends state of emergency for landslide

City: State of emergency to continue 'until rescinded'
Schenectady extends state of emergency for landslide
The second of two homes is demolished at the dead end of Barney St. on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.
Photographer: Marc Schultz/Daily Gazette Photographer

SCHENECTADY -- City officials have extended a state of emergency declared in the wake of a landslide that happened Sunday on Nott Terrace.

The state of emergency has been "extended and shall continue until rescinded," according to a statement by the city issued Friday morning.

The area covered by the state of emergency has also grown to include all buildings in an area bounded by State Street, Nott Terrace, Lottridge and Close streets. The larger area will allow crews "to conduct soil borings to evaluate the subsurface conditions in order to conduct the remedial work," said city Director of Operations Alex Sutherland, in an emailed statement.

The emergency declaration will continue "until rescinded," the city said.

Some tree and debris removal at the landslide site began after dark on Thursday.

The city demolished 11 Barney St. and 15 Barney St. — at a cost of $73,000 — on Monday, after both buildings were deemed unstable.

The landslide sent three residents of a Nott Terrace apartment to the hospital, trapping one man inside for about an hour before rescue crews were able to free him.

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