It happened on Solomon Rd. in Whitesburg, Ky.
"I was on my way to work. It was about 7:40 when the power went out,” said Gene Smallwood, Homeowner.
A mess just before the New Year.
"The road was blocked, power lines were down, TV lines were down," said Chris Caudill, City Utilities Manager.
Trees were down as well, lining the street.
A mudslide that blocked the road for hours and landed feet from Gene Smallwood’s home.
"The trees from the mountain across came within two to three inches of our windows," said Smallwood.
Officials said the recent rain may have led to the slide, causing the road, on top of the mountain, to slip about three feet.
"It's brought all the trees down with it," said Caudill.
"My wife said today maybe God is trying to tell us we need to leave," said Smallwood.
But Smallwood says the mudslide could have been much worse.
"So we're very blessed that it did not, in fact, break through the windows and come through the house itself."
Officials said crews are working to clean up the remaining debris and restore power to the street.
The road is now back open.