Mudslide blocks Burke Gilman Trail

Mudslide blocks Burke Gilman Trail

Credit: KING

A mudslide closes a section of the Burke Gilman Trail in Seattle on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.

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by KING5.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on January 15, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 15 at 12:04 PM

SEATTLE – A large mudslide has shut down a section of the Burke Gilman Trail and it's expected to stay closed through the weekend.

Doug Williams from King County Parks and Recreation says 50-to-60 yards of material came down on the trail overnight between Northeast 145th and Northeast 147 streets near Edgewater Lane.

The hillside is considered pretty unstable. There are power lines in the area that are also unstable.

The parks department will have to wait for the material to stabilize before it can go in, assess the damage and start making repairs.

There are no reports of any injuries from the slide.

 

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