[10/28/16] Pine Canyon Closed For At Least The Weekend Due To Unstable Slope

Posted in Breaking News

WSDOT closed Pine Canyon late yesterday afternoon.  A rock scaling project was in progress on US 2 at Milepost 145.  As crews were working yesterday they noticed a large crack had formed at the top of the slope they were working on.  WSDOT brought in geotechnical specialists to review the slope.  Based on the field review the recommendation was to close the highway.  Staff is working with the contractor on a plan to remove the hazardous condition.  It will likely require an additional resources and equipment to be mobilized in to that location.  If the contractor can find available resources to bring down the unstable rock, we hope the roadway could be reopened early next week.”