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May 12, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Cedar River to remain closed after weekend landslide

The closure of a half-mile stretch of the Cedar River in Maple Valley will remain in effect for at least a week after a landslide clogged the river with mud and 100-foot-tall trees, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The emergency closure was ordered by the sheriff’s office shortly after the Saturday morning landslide temporarily blocked the…

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May 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM

No injuries in Maple Valley landslide; stretch of Cedar River closed

Debris from a landslide this morning in Maple Valley completely blocked a stretch of the Cedar River near Southeast 214th Street and Highway 169. No injuries were reported and no one was evacuated. The clogged river caused flooding to seven properties in the area, causing some water damage to six houses, according to the Kent Fire Department,…

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June 7, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Logjam heightens danger on Cedar River in Maple Valley

Whole trees toppled by a recent landslide have heightened the danger along a popular stretch of the Cedar River in Maple Valley, King County officials say. The county’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks says a logjam has formed in a half-mile stretch of the river downstream from the Belmondo Reach, an area that already had…

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