UPDATE, 10:10 p.m. | Highway 12 in Yakima County has reopened in both directions, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
ORIGINAL POST | A stretch of Highway 12 in Yakima County is closed because of a large mudslide about five miles east of the Rimrock Tunnel, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The highway is closed westbound at the Oak Creek Feeding Station and eastbound at the Summit of White Pass and won’t open for at least four hours, the Department of Transportation said Wednesday afternoon. Drivers should detour through Highway 410.
The mudslide is 30 feet long and 6 feet deep, with trees and big rocks in the mud. The material was brought down by an earlier thunderstorm, the department said. No one was injured when the mudslide hit.