2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 13:39

ASHFORD – A portion of State Route 706 leading to Mount Rainier National Park will remain closed until further notice due to an unstable hillside above the highway. As the continuing slide remains too dangerous to remove at this point, the Washington State Department of Transportation does not know when the highway will reopen.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 17:48

CATHLAMET – A single lane of State Route 4, west of Cathlamet, is now open after a landslide closed the highway Jan. 23.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 09:03

Travelers who use State Route 4 near Bjornstad Road need to add extra time to their trips for an indeterminate amount of time due to a debris slide. With more rain in the forecast and the stability of the slide uncertain, the Washington State Department of Transportation does not know when the highway will reopen.

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 16:47

Travelers who use State Route 4 near West Fork Creek should plan ahead for an extended closure. On Thursday, Jan. 23, a portion of an adjacent hillside slid carrying rocks, mud and trees onto the roadway. The hillside is actively moving and too unstable and saturated from heavy rainfall to safely clear and reopen the highway at this time.

Friday, January 10, 2020 - 15:36

Relief is on the way for travelers who use the Interstate 5 Rush Road exit near Napavine, where brake lights and backups have become common during peak travel times.