Mudslide clean up on US 2 east of Leavenworth


Photos courtesy of WSDOT Photo 2 - Mudslide on Monday Jan. 4 blocks East Bound traffic lane on Highway 2 Photo 1 - WASDOT crews remove debris on Thursday, Jan. 7

Leavenworth – Clean up work on a mudslide that occurred east of Leavenworth required road closures of US 2 on Thursday. A mudslide, located near milepost 102 just west of Peshastin, caused mud and debris to overtop the guardrail and spill out into the road. The material on the road resulted in closure of the east bound lane on Monday, Jan. 4. WSDOT crews removed the debris on the highway and a barrier was put in place to hold back the rest of the debris. On Thursday, Jan. 7, maintenance crew for the Washington State Department of Transportation worked on cleaning up the debris. The work required closure of the roadway for twenty minutes at a time. Travelers between Leavenworth and Wenatchee encountered longer delays than normal travel on Thursday.

 

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