Debris slide closes US 101 near Lilliwaup

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by TIM ROBINSON / KING5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 8:19 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 17 at 1:49 PM

LILLIWAUP, Wash. - A debris slide closed U.S. 101 north of the small town of Lilliwaup.

According to the state Department of Transportation, rocks, gravel, tree branches and mud slid down the hillside near Eagle Creek Road at about 9 p.m. Monday night.

Public utility crews shut the power down and Department of Transportation crews took out some precarious trees.

Mitch Wellander drove by at about 2:30 a.m.

"I came through here, there was trees sliding and a little bit of a mess," he said, adding that "It was pouring frickin' rain."

As soon as the slide came down, the DOT put up a couple of road blocks a few miles on either side of it.

By noon, one lane of the road had been opened so traffic could get through.
 

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