Retaining wall collapses along East Liverpool street

The wall was on Garfield Street at a dead end near downtown East Liverpool

A retaining wall along a street in East Liverpool collapsed.

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) – A retaining wall in East Liverpool collapsed on Thursday.

The wall was on Garfield Street at a dead end near the downtown area.

City officials checked the safety of two nearby homes and decided to keep a small lane of the road open to give the homeowners access.

Right now, they plan to keep close tabs to make sure it does not become a major safety issue.

Last year, three homes had to be demolished after they began to slowly slide down a hill on Lisbon Street. A different retaining wall was put up there to prevent further erosion.

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