Flood Damage Causes Road Closure
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.
- 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
- October 7, 2022 - Consturction on FS-30 to begin, restoring access from US-101 to US-112
- February 24, 2022 - Olympic National Forest receives $1.7 million to address winter storm damage along Forest Service Road 29
- December 20, 2021 - Flood Damage Causes Road Closures
- November 19, 2021 - Extreme Weather causes severe damage to the Olympic National Forest near Forks, Washington