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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

November 20, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Everett workers find 150-ton boulder, left behind by a glacier

Workers digging the underground garage for a new hotel in Everett struck something big last week about 30 feet below the surface.

This week they had uncovered a boulder bigger than an SUV, weighing an estimated 150 tons.

A geotechnical engineer who was called out to examine it, Kurt Merriman, told The Daily Herald it’s a glacial erratic — a giant rock left behind by a glacier maybe 18,000 years ago.

The site superintendent for the Halvorson Construction Group, Ben Hansen, says it may give the boulder to the city.

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