Monday, November 10, 2008
Chuckanut Drive rockslide
Crews pulled approximately 100 yards of loose rock and debris off the hillside. A couple of the rocks that came down were so big that they had to be broken into five or six pieces before they could be hauled away. (For perspective, a dump truck can haul approximately 10-12 yards of material.)
Crews initially hoped to clear the area and reopen the road Friday, but the rockslide became too dangerous when more rock fell from the hillside while crews were working in the area.
Crews were worried about a second slide, at milepost 13.7. The concern was warrented as it dumped 300-400 yards of rock on the roadway. No more concern but a new spot to cleanup! Good thing they had the road closed already.