Landslide in Mt. Adams damages homes, forces bar to close - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Landslide in Mt. Adams damages homes, forces bar to close

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Some Mount Adams residents are still shut out of their homes Thursday morning after a retaining wall collapse caused a landslide nearly 24 hours ago.

Cincinnati fire officials ordered Baum Street homeowners to evacuate after the hillside slid into to their first and second floors.

A city inspector found portions of Oregon Street, which is above Baum, also show signs of movement, according to a memo from City Manager Harry Black updating council members on the situation.

City officials placed warning signs on several homes and businesses ordering occupants to stay off exterior wood framed decks until they have been deemed safe by state inspectors. 

"It makes you [think], there's a bunch of hills so you don't know what's going to happen. They keep digging and putting up these new houses and digging, and digging, and digging, and eventually that's going to happen," said resident Ben Roeser.

Officials say they are especially concerned about City View Tavern.

“The safety of the deck has been severely compromised and was ordered to be shored to prevent further movement,” Black wrote.

The restaurant was closed Wednesday afternoon.

The privately owned wall is located behind several properties along Baum Street. It was recently finished after several years of construction, according to Black.

At this time, it does not appear that the building foundations along Oregon Street have been compromised by the collapse, city officials said.

City inspectors and the Metropolitan Sewer District continue to inspect the situation. 

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