FT. WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Residents who have not been allowed into their homes in nearly three weeks finally took one step closer to going home Wednesday night, as they learned of what is happening to the ground in their neighborhood and how it can be fixed.
There has been a slow-motion landslide on Piscataway Drive in Fort Washington, Md. since early May, leaving 28 homes in the neighborhood unfit or unsafe to live in.
A study conducted by KCI Technologies, an engineering firm hired by Prince George's County, determined that the ground can ultimately be stabilized and, once it is, the preliminary report indicates that homes should be safe enough to move back in to.
The report blames the slow-motion landslide, or slope failure as they describe it, on the intense rainfall that happened in the days leading up to the slope failure.