Fort Washington Residents Voice Opinion on Slope Collapse Action

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WNEW) — The 28 homeowners in Fort Washington where a slope collapse four months ago made their homes unsafe have voiced their opinion on the next course of action.

Officials say cracks began to appear in the pavement on Piscataway Drive on May 2. The ground conditions continued to deteriorate and the most significant event occurred on May 4.

Among the five options proposed to stabilize the slope, residents say they’ve chosen “Option 5”: Repair the road, save the most homes but buyout the six houses on the slope that aren’t salvageable.

Prince George’s County is about $5 million short of what’s needed to implement that option, so the situation remains in a holding pattern with no deadline set for a decision.

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WNEW’s Cameron Thompson contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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