Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

August 13, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Mudslide blocks part of Highway 12 in Yakima County

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.

Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Washington State Department of Transportation, Yakima County

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►