Highway open after two-day closure

3:01 pm April 8th, 2014

A stretch of State Route 7 near Ohop Valley Road west of Eatonville reopened Tuesday after being closed since April 6 because of a small slide.
According to the state Department of Transportation, five cubic yards of debris slid from a hillside and into a ditch beside the highway. DOT crews removed the debris, and geotechnical engineers are monitoring the hillside for signs of additional movement, a department spokesman said.
The highway was temporarily blocked by a mudslide March 17 between Ohop Valley Road and 416th Street East. Potential for more slides kept the highway closed until March 21.
(Read more in the April 16 print edition of The Dispatch)

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