Flood Damage Causes Road Closure

FS Rd 2900_Failing road due to water and tree damage. Milepost 2.8FS Rd 2900_Landslide. Milepost 3.1 FS Rd 2900_Impassable at milepost 7.4FS Rd 2900_Road washout at milepost 10.6FS Rd 2900_Water and debris over the road at milepost 11FS Rd 2900_Complete washout at milepost 33.9FS Rd 2922_Water, mud, and debris over the road. Milepost .2FS Rd 2922_Landslide at milepost 2  FS Rd 2932_Landslide at milepost 4.3FS Rd 3000_Road washout and culvert failure at milepost 10.02FS Rd 3000_Complete road washout at milepost 10.5FS Rd 2300_Boulder in the middle of the road (47.39589, 123.31420)FS Rd 2300_Small slide covering a portion of the road (47.37420,123.48384)

 

Between November 12 and 15, an atmospheric river event dropped over 10 inches of rainfall on areas that were already saturated from recent storm events. Increased runoff from the event triggered multiple debris flows and washouts which impacted Forest Service Roads and caused more than 10 major road damaged areas. In some locations, remaining asphalt may not be adequate to support motor vehicle traffic, and some stretches of road have been completely washed out.

This has left the Olympic National Forest with an estimated 2 million dollars worth of damages and will require approximately 2 years for repair.

Closed Roads:

  • Forest Service Road 29 - (Sitkum-Solduc Rd / “A” Road) – Closed between mile posts 10.5 and 33.8
  • Forest Service Road 2922 - Closed at about mile post 5.0 until the junction with FS-29
  • Forest Service Road 3067 - Closed between mile post 1.3 and 3.5 

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