Kitsap County community stranded by washout

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by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on December 13, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 14 at 10:19 AM

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. -- The weekend storm washed out a culvert in Kitsap County Sunday, leaving hundreds in the community of Burley stranded.

Hunter Road SW near Joy Road in Port Orchard was washed out Sunday. But Monday morning, Kitsap County authorities opened up a privately owned timber road giving residents with four-wheel-drive vehicles a way around the bridge.

"It's sucks," said Troy Everheart, who packed up a friend's ATV to get to his mother's house in Bremerton.

"I'll never give up my four-wheel-drive truck after this," said Mike Sweeney who was not able to get to work Monday. But thanks to the forest road, he plans on being there Tuesday.

Others in the community are stranded by the washout. Most say as long as there's no emergency, they'll be fine.

A county utility crew had a new culvert in place Monday afternoon.

One crewman thought the road would be repaired by Thursday.

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