Landslides close several roads in western Washington counties

With heavy rain hitting western Washington, several landslides and mudslides have shut down roads and highways in several counties. 

A reminder to drivers: do not drive through flooded roadways if they are not already blocked off. The water may be deeper than it appears. 

In King County: 

  • On Friday morning, King County Fire District #2  responded to a landslide that closed off Southwest 175th and Sylvester Road Southwest in Burien. 
  • A landslide is blocking the roadway in the 2200 block of Maple Valley Highway in Renton. Avoid the area if possible. Expect an extended road closure.

In Pierce County: 

  • Sunrise Beach Dr. NW in Gig Harbor is closed in the 10210 block due to a landslide.
  • Road closure due to a slide on SR 108 at MP 5. The road is closed both directions from MP 3.08 near Elma Hicklan Rd to MP 9.7 near Hurley Waldrip Rd beginning at 12:29 pm on Jan. 6, 2022 until further notice.
  • Kolisch Road E (in Carbonado) is closed at the 32910 block due to a landslide.

In Snohomish County:

Crews cleaned up a landslide on Pioneer Highway, south of the town of Stanwood. The highway is shut down on the east end at Norman Rd and at 28th Ave W on the west side and will remain closed through the morning commute hours on Friday.

In Grays Harbor County

  • SR 108 at MP 5 is closed in both directions for the second time today for another landslide. Seek alternative routes. There is no specified time for reopening.
  • Slide on SR 109 both directions at MP 2 near Hoquiam South City Limits beginning at 9:15 pm on Jan. 6, 2022 until further notice. Roadway is fully blocked. Traffic officials said they will wait for daylight to give them a chance to evaluate and work on a plan to clear the roadway.

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