July 18, 2013 at 6:33 AM
Highway 9 to close for fire-retardant drop
Highway 9 in Skagit County will be closed to traffic for a period beginning somewhere between 8:30 and 9 a.m. so that aerial crews can release chemical fire retardant on a brush fire that’s been burning on a hill near the Mount Vernon-area road. WSDOT spokesman Mike Allende said the road will be shut northbound at Big Lake Road and southbound at the Big Rock roundabout. It’s not known how long the road will be closed, he said.
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