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Why a highway in California suddenly lifted and twisted within a matter of days

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 26, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Katie Medlock last modified Nov 25, 2015

If anyone else took a glimpse at the pictures of the uprising and jagged Vasquez Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, California, and immediately suspected underground “graboids” from the 90s movie Tremors, you’re not alone. Residents joked about subterranean worms causing this weekend’s sudden, three day lifting and warping of the highway, yet the actual cause may be just as mysterious. Starting Thursday, November 19th, motorists reported the stretch of road rising and crumbling...




 

 

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If you took a glimpse at the uprising and jagged Vasquez Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, California, and immediately suspected underground “graboids” from the 90s movie Tremors, you’re not alone. Residents joked about subterranean worms causing this weekend’s sudden, three-day lifting and warping of the highway, yet the actual cause may be just as mysterious.

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