Experts Eye Hidden Dangers On The Highway

Groups Gather At JMU For Three-Day Conference On Geological Hazards

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Posted: August 1, 2013

Anne Witt, a geologist with the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, speaks at the 13th annual conference for the Appalachian States Coalition for Geohazards Impacting Transportation at James Madison University on Wednesday. Witt is overseeing a landslide hazard mapping project in Page County. (Photos by Michelle Mitchell / DN-R)
Anne Witt, a geologist presenting at the 13th annual conference for the Appalachian States Coalition for Geohazards Impacting Transportation, says, “It’s just a collaboration between scientists. We all work in slightly different fields, but as different ideas and minds come together, we can come up with some new and innovative things.” The conference wraps up today.
HARRISONBURG — In 1995, Interstate 70 in Guernsey County, Ohio, became the site of a potentially “car-crunching sinkhole,” as described in a 1999 article in Public Roads magazine.

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