Mudslide briefly blocks railroad tracks in Bellingham

A small mudslide off Roeder Avenue briefly covered a set of railroad tracks beneath a row of houses Thursday afternoon Jan. 7. The slide took out a slice of a steep, roughly 70-foot embankment above the 1800 block of Roeder Avenue , across from Squalicum Marina. No one was hurt, and the nearest home – a green two-story bungalow at 1919 Eldridge Ave. – took no damage to the building or its yard, said Bellingham Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hewett.