Two families who had to evacuate their homes next to a deadly rock slide in a small Washington County town were unable to return to their houses Saturday, and when they may be able to return remains unknown.
A massive boulder in the rockslide crushed a house near State Road 9 on Thursday afternoon in the town of Rockville, killing Maureen Morris, 65, and Jeff Elsey, 58, both of whom were inside their home when the slide occurred. The families on the east and west side of the destroyed house one of which is the town's mayor-elect, Tracy Dutson were forced to evacuate for safety reasons.
"It's hard to say," Springdale Police Chief Kurt Wright said about when the two families will be able to return. "We're just trying to settle down and get our heads together and see what the next move will be."