Mountain Highway closed again due to mudslide

This just in from WSDOT.  -BAS:

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SR 7 closes temporarily following slide near Eatonville

EATONVILLE – A 1.5-mile segment of State Route 7 west of Eatonville is temporarily closed following a mudslide earlier today that contained approximately 100 cubic yards of debris and temporarily covered both highway lanes near 416th Street East.

 Following the slide, Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews removed the debris from the roadway, however, the department’s geotechnical engineers will continue to monitor the stability of the hillside above the highway before reopening the road.

 Crews will reassess the situation tomorrow morning.  In the meantime, signed detours direct SR 7 motorists onto SR 161 and the Eatonville Cutoff Road.

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Update, Tuesday, March 18

 

SR 7 remains closed at site of mudslide

 EATONVILLE – Travelers on State Route 7 west of Eatonville should expect continued detours around a closed 1.5-mile segment between Ohop Valley Road and 416th Street East for the next few days, and possibly through the end of the week.

The road was closed Monday, March 17, after a slide consisting of 100 cubic yards of debris covered both highway lanes near 416th Street East. The debris has since been removed, however WSDOT geotechnical engineers continue to see earth movement at the site.

Over the next few days, crews will monitor the hillside.  In the meantime, motorists are detoured around the site via State Route 161 and the Eatonville Cutoff Road.

 

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One Response to Mountain Highway closed again due to mudslide

  1. Karelina Resnick says:

    The Chamber will be thrilled! K.

    Karelina Resnick karelina@gmx.com

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