Washougal River Road reopens after landslide

Landslide closes Washougal River Road

WASHOUGAL, Wash. -- Northwest Washougal River Road reopened in both directions Monday near Northeast Paradise Road, where a small landslide had closed the roadway since Thursday.

"A contractor for Clark Public Utilities early Monday removed a tree that appeared to have been undermined by the slide," said spokesman Jeff Mize. "Rock and other material near the tree's base were seen moving as the Douglas fir swayed in the wind Friday."

He said the tree threatened to take down power lines if it fell. That and heavy rain in the forecast led crews to close the road throughout the weekend.

Clark County public works crews continue to evaluate the slide. 

Although the road is now open to traffic, Mize said the potential remains for more material to fall onto the road. Drivers were asked to stay vigilant and report falling debris to Clark County Public Works at 360-397-2446.

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