Mudslide, Boulder, Downed Trees Block roads in El Dorado County

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 14, 2016 / comments

Rain this week has been especially problematic in the foothills, where steep slopes are prone to toppling trees and mud slides.

Clint Stayley was almost cut off from his home Southeast of Placerville off Newtown Road, when a mud slide placed a giant boulder in his driveway.

"I  just heard a big shaking vibration about 11:30 at night, didn't know what it was, came back the next morning, and all of this was like this," Stayley said.

Stayley said he wasn't able to clear a path up to the house Sunday.