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Official Sites - source of much of the information here

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Alerts and Notices Road and Trail Conditions

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest - Current Conditions

Olympic National Forest - new Current Conditions page is now available

Olympic National Park - Current Road Conditions hotline 360-565-3131

Mt Rainier National Park - Current Road Conditions hotline 360-569-2211 press 2 then (2 for current road conditions or 3 for anticipated opening/construction projects)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest - Alerts & Notices

Washington State DOT - Mountain Passes

Naches Ranger District  -  Conditions

Wenatchee River Ranger District - Conditions
In general, post in alphabetical order by common road name within each section unless there are more natural geographical groupings (e.g. North Fork XXX, South Fork XXX)

Mount Rainier

Corral Pass (FS 7174) ?

Chinook Pass (SR 410) website

Mowich Lake Road (SR 165) Mowich Lake, Spray Park, Echo/Observation Rock

Snow free to the Paul Peak trailhead gate, snow-covered the rest of the way to Mowich.  Limited parking at the trailhead due to snow and deep wheel ruts. (4-5-2014)

Stevens Canyon Road per MRNP website and Road signs:
Grand Park back door (06/19/2014) - 73 Huckleberry Creek is OPEN Watch for logging trucks. Will be CLOSED JULY 2 from 6 am - 5 pm

I-90

Talapus (9030), Mason Lake (9031)?
As of late November 20, 2015 Road 9030 off I-90 to Ira Spring trailhead (Mason Lake) has a partially downed tree which your vehicle will probably fit under just after the beginning of the unpaved section. 9030 was partially blocked by a downed tree just beyond the junction with road 9031 but someone drove past it. Road 9031 (Talapus Lake TH) has been cleared to trailhead - thanks to the man in black who did the work manually with an Axe! Any further updates appreciated.

Tinkham (55), Garcia (9020) ?

Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road (FS 56) Mailbox TH, Taylor River TH, Dingford Creek TH, Goldmyer Hot Springs

04/01/2017 Road is open to the gate at Dingford Creek trailhead. Paving is complete to the Taylor River bridge as of October, 2017. The Taylor River trailhead road washed just past the junction, but is passable by very high clearance 4WD.  The Middle Fork road from Taylor bridge to Dingford has numerous large and deep potholes, several small and two significant washouts from the 2015 fall storms.  All are passable by vehicles with good clearance.  See the WFLHD paving project site for construction info. Goldmyer Facebook page often has updated conditions for snow levels in winter.

North Fork Snoqualmie Road (FS 57) Bare, Dog, Goat, Phelps, ...
10/01/2014 A $75 permit is required to access Hancock Timber lands along the North Fork road. The road is public and you can drive through Hancock lands to reach FS areas for free, but you can't park and climb Fuller or visit other attractions on their land without the permit. There was active logging on the North Fork in 2014 so the road has been graded and was in better shape than usual most of the summer.
05/01/2016 The USFS has blocked the road at the junction of the road heading up Lennox Creek. This adds about 3 miles of road walking to get to the Bare Mountain trailhead or other destinations up Lennox Creek

Rocky Run (FS 4832) (no date?)
Construction along I-90 has a stretch just past the Rocky Run bridge extra bumpy but passable to sedans.  The spur (136 per Google Maps) to the backdoor TH is extra brushy but save for a nasty water channel right at the beginning and some moderate rutting about halfway in is still more or less drivable.  Extra clearance would be good, don't take a car you don't want to add pinstripes to.

Teanaway

North Fork Teanaway road (9737) (5.3.2014, Opus) Driveable to nearly 4.5 miles past end of pavement, just beyond Johnson Medra trailhead.  Potholes in the first 2 miles, better road after.

Teanaway Middle Fork (NFD 113)

Jack Creek Road (9738) Snow-free to 4,400ft (5/12/2018)

Stafford Creek Road 9703 (5.17.2014, Opus) Snow free to the Miller Creek trailhead at the end.  Rough in places.

Beverly turnpike road (1391) (5.3.2014, Opus) Appeared snow free from main road

Jungle Creek (FS 9701) Teanaway Butte, Way Creek trail, Jungle Creek trail

6/19/11 (still true?) There is a "Road Closed" barrier 1.5 miles from the Twenty Nine Pines turn off. The problem is a partially washed out culvert but the road is still passable to a high clearance vehicle and in good condition from there all the way to Liar's Prairie.

6/12/16 There is a "Road Closed" sign at the beginning of the road. If there was a wash-out at 1.5mi, it has been repaired. Would need a high clearance vehicle with AWD to continue past the bumps and mud puddles at 1.7 miles.


6/3/11 Cle Elum Trails - road closures - the following Roads on the Cle Elum Ranger District are CLOSED due to ROAD DAMAGE
  • Taneum - Manastash Area
    • FSR 3350 - South Cle Elum Ridge Road closed at mp 1.6 to junction with Road 3350-119. It is unlikely that this road will open to public travel in 2011.
    • FSR 33 - Taneum Road - Closed mp 3.9, Taneum Guard Station to Road 3350-119 Junction.
    • FSR 3100 - Manastash Road - Closed mp 1.6, Manastash Sno-Park to Road 3111 Junction. It is unlikely that this road will open to public travel in 2011.
    • FSR 3120 near 3100 Junction. Damage reported. It is unlikely that this road will open to public travel in 2011.
    • FSR 3100 near Buck Meadows. Damage reported
    • FSR 4517-117 - Granite Creek Road. Damage reported
  • Cle Elum Valley - FSR 4308 - French Cabin at 120 Junction.
  • Swauk and Liberty FSR 9707 - Pole Patch Road - two areas - First near spur 115, the second is near 4WD319.
  • Red Top Road FSR 9702 5/18/12 Reported to be open but a large truck was stuck in the snow in the middle of the road.  The road is rough with patchy snow about a mile after the junction with FSR 9738
Teanaway Ridge/Jack Creek (FS 9738) ?

Mountain Loop

Mountain Loop Highway, Open, plowed winter of 2014 for Oso slide and Darrington access.


Green Mtn Road (FS 41) - Tupso Pass, Three Fingers, Closed @ mile 8.6 due to damage to South Fork Canyon Creek bridge.  No time line for repairs.  Approx 10 miles to trail head @ Tupso Pass

FS 4110, Green Mtn., Pot holed..more like craters. 6/4/14

FS 4111, Canyon Lake, Closed at mile 0 due to wash out. 6/4/14

FS 42, Mt Pilchuck, April 20, 2014, both gates open; half-mile of snow before trailhead.

North Fork Sauk Road (FS 49), 7-20-2012, OPEN July 20 2012 yes its true

4096 Bedal Creek  10/27/12 High clearance recommended, brushed out.

Call the Darrington Ranger District at 360-436-1155 for current information

Segelsen Road (FS 18), Call the Darrington Ranger District at 360-436-1155 for current information. www.fs.usda.gov/mbs  Pugh (2095), Closed (seasonal)

Straight Creek Road (FS 27), Snow free to Crystal Lake/Meadow Mtn trail head. Lots of snow at Rat Trap Pass. 5/24/14

Suiattle River Road (FS 26) - Access to Glacier Peak Wilderness, opened Oct. 25, 2014. Also 6-mile spur to Green Mt. trailhead

Tenas Creek Road (FS 2660), Closed @ mile 4 due to washout. 12/7/15

Whitechuck River Road (FS 23), Open

C-Post Mt Higgens access.  April, 2014: Flooded and closed due to Oso slide. Earlier, closed at mile 0.6 due to Illegal garbage dumping.

Highway 2 & Leavenworth

FSR #62 and roads to Persis trailhead - 02/13/2015 Gate reported CLOSED

Sultan Basin Road, ?

Beckler River Road (FS 65), ?

Chiwawa River Road (FS 6200) Phelps Creek TH, Spider Gap, Buck Creek Pass, ?

Icicle Creek Road (FS 7600) - Chatter Creek, 4th of July Creek, Icicle Creek, Snow Lakes In Winter, usually closed to wheeled vehicles past the 8 Mile Road junction.

5/12/14 - Open all the way to the end of the road.

Eight Mile Road (FS 7601) - Enchantments, Colchuck Lake Usually closed in winter to wheeled vehicles.

5/14/17 - Gate is open

North Cascades and Baker, Mt Baker Ranger District

Church Mountain (FR 3040), Open to end in 2015

Welcome Pass (FR 3060), ?

Canyon Creek (FR 31) Repaired and reopened. Nov. 2013

Nooksack Road (FR 34), ?

Deadhorse Road (FR 37), ?

Middle Fork Nooksack (FR 38), ?

Glacier Creek (FR 39), Fall of 2013, Road is fixed and open to Heliotrope Ridge trailhead.

Thompson Creek (FR 3910)

North Cascades Highway (SR 20), closed (April 2014)

Cascade River Road (FR 15), ?

Sibley Creek, Hidden Lake (FR 1540), ?

Illabot Creek Road (FR 16), June 2014, Road cleared to at least Illabot Creek bridge hairpin turn

Mt. St. Helens
Due to a fire there is no longer a shelter at Marble Mountain Sno-Park.

Forest Road 10 2012. Closed. Mitchell Peak north access - from DNR: "While the forestland is managed by DNR, the only access road to the trailhead—10 Road—cuts across private landownership, and the new landowner has gated and closed access to the road just east of the intersection with the S-1000 Road. DNR does not have a recreation easement for recreation access across this road. DNR land managers are working on a solution.In the meantime, the only access to Mitchell Peak trail is from the North Siouxon Creek Trailhead, in the southern part of the Siouxon Block. The distance from this trailhead to the top of Mitchell Peak is about 13 miles."

Olympic Peninsula

Olympic National Park - see current road conditions.


Mount Baldy, Maynard Burn, Tyler Peak - FS 2870/120, ?

Mount Ellinor, FR 24 and 2419

07-01-11From the T-intersection near Lake Cushman to the intersection with FR 2419 that heads up to the Mount Ellinor THs, FR 24 has many, deep potholes that are difficult to avoid.  Some deep potholes on FR 2419.

Mount Jupiter Road

05-20-11  Gate not far uphill from the powerline road was open on 05-20-11 and was able to drive all the way to the TH.  Road is very rough with lots of 2-3 inch diameter sharp basalt. HOWEVER, the road is supposed to be closed, as I found out from people who had walked up to the TH.  When I went by the gate there was no sign barring access, but upon exiting I found that someone had turned the sign around so the warning against access was not visible.  Active logging is being done on the north side of Jupiter Ridge, and if you drive in when the gate is open, you risk being stuck inside behind a locked gate when the loggers leave for the day, or, maybe worse, meeting a logging truck on the road

Yakima County/ Naches Ranger District
S. Fork Tieton Road 1000
4/13/17 - Closed due to flood damage.  Closed at intersection of 1050 road, washout is at Mile Post 11, approximately 1 miles before Conrad Meadows. Date of washout to be fixed is by Nov 1 2018 according to the district ranger.

wildcat 1306 road is closed ~.5 miles below lightning lake as of fall 2013. Repair work eexpected to begin in 2020 according to a forest engineer.



McDaniel Lake/Buck Lake Road No. 1502 closed due to bridge wash-out approximately 1 mile past the junction with road 1500. This cuts off access to road 1509 and 130. The road is supposed to be fixed by Nov 1 2018.

1504 road Rattlesnake closed about 1.5 miles from 1500 road. Unknown estimared repair date. This washout cuts off access to the rattlesnake trailhead.




Mount Hood National Forest


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Friday September 08, 2017 13:11 PDT (corrected 13:26 PDT)

Olympic National Park News Release

Lake Crescent Highway 101 to Close Beginning Monday for Public Safety Until Completion of Rock Scaling Work


PORT ANGELES, WA: Due to traffic safety concerns through the rock scaling zone the Federal Highway Administration has recommended a full closure for Highway 101 until the rock scaling is completed. The full closure is scheduled to begin Monday at 6:00 am and anticipated to last for up to four days.

No further rock scaling activity will occur until the full closure on Monday. During the first planned four-hour delay for rock scaling work on Thursday, September 7 the slope was prepared to allow traffic through the area over the weekend with temporary traffic signals for alternating single-lane traffic.

During the closure, Highway 101 eastbound from Forks will remain open up to the turn for Barnes Point where Lake Crescent Lodge, Storm King Information Station, NatureBridge, and the trailheads are located. Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles will remain open up to mile marker 232/East Beach Road. Travelers to the western side of the peninsula can use SR 112 as an alternate route during the closure.

“Public and worker safety is of utmost importance,” said Olympic National Park Acting Superintendent Lee Taylor. “As much as we regret the inconvenience, the closure of Highway 101 at Lake Crescent is  necessary until the rock scaling work is complete.”

Olympic National Park officials and project partners at the Federal Highway Administration made the decision to close Highway 101 in the rock scaling zone to all traffic for public safety. The full closure, including after work hours, will expedite the completion of rock scaling work and ensure the safety of the public until the scaling is complete. With additional crew and a waiver from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to increase work hours for rock scaling, the contractor expects to complete the scaling in four days or less.

Construction work will continue during the closure on other portions of the project outside the rock scaling area and travelers on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent should continue to expect half-hour delays Monday through Friday during work hours. Weekday work hours through September 23 are restricted to two hours after sunrise to two hours before sunset for areas outside the rock scaling zone.  Traveling in the morning before 8:30 am and after 5:45 pm may help travelers avoid the half-hour delays.

Maps of the area and access information are available on the park website at www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-highway-101-rehabilitation-2017-19.htm.

East Beach Road

Paving operations on East Beach Road are underway.

September 8: Paving patches on East Beach Road, expect half-hour delays throughout the work day from 8:40 am to 5:40 pm.

September 11-15: Paving bottom lift on East Beach Road (left half/right half), expect half-hour delays throughout the work day from 8:45 am to 5:30 pm.

September 18-20: Top lift paving, full road width. 10-hour closures with no through traffic; local resident access only.  Areas to be paved each day are to be announced. Log Cabin Resort will remain open and signage will direct traffic to Log Cabin Resort via SR 112 to Joyce-Piedmont Road or from East Beach Road depending on the location of paving operations.

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Olympic National Park News Release

Update: Crews Working To Complete Rock Scaling and Reopen Lake Crescent Highway 101 May Require Until Friday


PORT ANGELES, WA: The full closure of Highway 101 at Lake Crescent since Monday has allowed rock scaling work to progress safely and efficiently. The full closure was anticipated to last up to four days, however, despite aggressive efforts to complete the work in the initial timeframe the work may require an additional day.

After evaluating the scaling left to complete at this point and the time necessary to clear the road and replace the concrete barriers, reopening the road may need to wait until Friday.  Crews are continuing to work hard to meet the original schedule of reopening Thursday evening. However, the park is making this notification in order to keep the public informed of progress and to plan ahead.

“We recognize the importance of the Highway 101 corridor to the public and the inconvenience that the closure has caused,” said Olympic National Park Acting Superintendent Lee Taylor. “The safety of the public has to take precedence.”

Highway 101 will reopen as soon as possible, but travelers should plan ahead for the potential that the closure may last until Friday at 6:00 pm. Rock scaling is expected to be completed Thursday evening or Friday morning. Once the rock scaling is finished, the road will be cleared of debris and the concrete barriers will be reinstalled through the work zone. Once the barriers are in place, Highway 101 will reopen to single-lane traffic through that area.

Temporary traffic signals for alternating single-lane traffic will be in place for the reopening with short delays through the weekend and after hours. Starting Monday, flaggers will control traffic during work hours for the installation of rock bolts and dowels. This work will require half-hour delays. No four-hour closures are currently scheduled in the next two weeks.

Due to traffic safety concerns through the rock scaling zone the Federal Highway Administration recommended a full closure for Highway 101 until the rock scaling is completed. Olympic National Park officials and project partners at the Federal Highway Administration made the decision to close Highway 101 in the rock scaling zone to all traffic for public safety. The full closure is expediting the completion of rock scaling work and ensuring the safety of the public until the scaling is complete. With additional crew and a waiver from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to increase work hours for rock scaling, the contractor now expects to complete the scaling Thursday evening or Friday morning.

During the closure, Highway 101 eastbound from Forks is open up to the turn for Barnes Point where Lake Crescent Lodge, Storm King Information Station, NatureBridge, and the trailheads are located. Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles is open up to mile marker 232/East Beach Road. Travelers to the western side of the peninsula can use SR 112 as an alternate route during the closure.

Construction work will continue during the closure on other portions of the project outside the rock scaling area and travelers on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent should continue to expect half-hour delays Monday through Friday during work hours. Weekday work hours through September 23 are restricted to two hours after sunrise to two hours before sunset for areas outside the rock scaling zone.  Traveling in the morning before 8:30 am and after 5:30 pm may help travelers avoid the half-hour delays.

Maps of the area and access information are available on the park website at www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-highway-101-rehabilitation-2017-19.htm.

East Beach Road

Paving operations on East Beach Road are underway.

September 11-15: Paving bottom lift on East Beach Road (left half/right half), expect half-hour delays throughout the work day from 8:45 am to 5:30 pm.

September 18-20: Top lift paving, full road width. 10-hour closures with no through traffic; local resident access only with delays.  Areas to be paved each day are to be announced. Log Cabin Resort will remain open and signage will direct traffic to Log Cabin Resort via SR 112 to Joyce-Piedmont Road or from East Beach Road depending on the location of paving operations.

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PostWed Sep 20, 2017 12:44 pm 
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Olympic National Park News Release   

Weather Delays Paving Project on East Beach Road:  Work to be Performed September 21 – 23, 2017 


PORT ANGELES, WA: Weather has delayed the paving project on East Beach Road by one day.  The original plan to pave from September 20-22 will now be performed September 21-23. 

East Beach Road

East Beach Road paving schedule has been changed due to weather.  Paving will now occur on  Thursday, September 21 through Saturday, September 23.  Paving will begin on Thursday at Lyre River and continue towards the intersection of Joyce-Piedmont and East Beach Roads. There will be no access to the Spruce Railroad Trail between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on Thursday.     From there paving will continue east to the Log Cabin Resort entrance.  Log Cabin Resort will be accessible via US Highway 101 throughout the day on Thursday.

Paving operations will continue Friday and Saturday for the east end of East Beach Road starting at the previous days ending point.  Paving will close access to Log Cabin Resort via Hwy 101 between the hours of 9:00 am -5:00 pm except for emergency vehicles.  Log Cabin Resort may be reached via the SR 112 route during this portion of the paving project.  The message board, located just east of SR 112, will be updated to direct traffic to the route for accessing Log Cabin Resort. 

Work that has been completed to date on East Beach Road includes the replacement of the Log Cabin Creek culvert, which allows for fish passage, and  paving patch work that began in early September. 

East Beach Road was built between 1911 and 1925 and provides access to private residences, Log Cabin Resort and several popular day use areas. East Beach Road links Highway 101 and Highway 112 and serves as a bypass route around the lake.

Highway 101

Rock scaling is complete and drilling for rock blots and dowels will begin.  Travelers on Highway 101 around Lake Crescent should continue to expect half-hour delays Monday through Friday through the rock area during work hours. Culvert work is being performed east of Lake Crescent Road in multiple locations between milepost 226 – 221, expect delays. Highway 101 road surface at Fairholme Hill has been milled, drivers are asked to use caution while driving on the rough road. Paving is scheduled for next week, weather permitting. 

Weekday work hours through September 23 are restricted to two hours after sunrise to two hours before sunset. Traveling in the morning before 8:00 am and after 6:00 pm can help travelers avoid the half-hour delays. After work hours and on weekends expect short delays for alternating single-lane traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals.

The schedule and updated information are available on the Olympic National Park website at www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-highway-101-rehabilitation-2017-19.htm and the Federal Highway Administration website at https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/lake-crescent/.

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Olympic National Park News Release 

Lake Crescent Highway 101: Six-hour overnight closure scheduled for October 3, 2017 in the Eagle Creek area on the West End of Lake Crescent


PORT ANGELES, WA: In order to replace a culvert on Eagle Creek (MP 222), construction crews will be closing Highway 101 between Lake Crescent Road (MP228) and Camp David Jr Road (MP221). This closure will begin Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 10:00 PM and end Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 4:00 AM. The six-hour closure is needed to set up a crane that will replace the Eagle Creek culverts on the west end of the lake with a larger box culvert. The box culvert will be able to better handle large volumes of water during significant rain events and allow the passage of fish. 

During the overnight closure, eastbound traffic will have access to Camp David Jr. Road and westbound traffic will have access to the Barnes Point area at Lake Crescent Road. Eastbound traffic will not have access to the Barnes Point area. Travelers needing to get around the lake during the overnight closure should use SR 112 as an alternate. Emergency vehicles will follow protocols established during communication meetings.

During daylight hours, construction work will continue on other portions of the project outside the Eagle Creek area. Travelers on Highway 101 around Lake Crescent should continue to expect half-hour delays Monday through Friday during work hours. Traveling in the morning before 8:30 AM and after 5:45 PM may help travelers avoid the half-hour delays.

Maps of the area and access information are available on the park website at www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-highway-101-rehabilitation-2017-19.htm.

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Olympic National Park News Release 

Lake Crescent Highway 101 CHANGE: The NEXT six-hour overnight closure is scheduled for October 10, 2017 in the Eagle Creek area on the West End of Lake Crescent.


PORT ANGELES, WA: The closure that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 3, 2017 has been moved to Tuesday October 10, 2017 to better coordinate with the delivery of materials.

In order to replace a culvert on Eagle Creek (MP 222), construction crews will be closing Highway 101 between Lake Crescent Road (MP228) and Camp David Jr Road (MP221). This closure will begin Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:00 PM and end Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 4:00 AM. The six-hour closure is needed to install the last pieces of the box culvert that will be replacing the existing Eagle Creek culverts.  The box culvert will be able to better handle large volumes of water during significant rain events and allow the passage of fish. 

During the overnight closure, eastbound traffic will have access to Camp David Jr. Road, and westbound traffic will have access to the Barnes Point area at Lake Crescent Road. Eastbound US101 traffic will not have access to the Barnes Point area. Travelers needing to get around the lake during the overnight closure should use SR 112 as an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will follow protocols established during communication meetings.

During daylight hours, construction work will continue on other portions of the project outside the Eagle Creek area. Travelers on Highway 101 around Lake Crescent should continue to expect half-hour delays Monday through Friday during work hours. Traveling in the morning before 7:00 AM and after 7:00 PM may help travelers avoid the half-hour delays.

Maps of the area and access information are available on the park website at www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-highway-101-rehabilitation-2017-19.htm.

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Olympic National Park News Release

Overnight Closure Cancelled for October 10 on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent


PORT ANGELES, WA: The overnight closure scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, 2017 has been cancelled due to a delay in the delivery of materials to the contractor.

There are currently no scheduled closures for Highway 101 at Lake Crescent. Any future closures scheduled by the contractor will be announced in advance and posted on the park website along with updated project information at http://go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project

Construction work is underway throughout the project area at Lake Crescent. Travelers on Highway 101 around Lake Crescent should continue to expect half-hour delays Monday through

Friday during work hours. Culvert work and paving is ongoing west of Lake Crescent Road/Barnes Point. Travelers should expect short delays for a pilot car leading vehicles through several isolated work zones.  Traffic signals are in place at two locations, please use caution.

Traveling in the morning before 7:00 AM and after 7:00 PM may help travelers avoid the half-hour delays.

East Beach Road paving is now complete. Striping is scheduled for Friday, October 6. Remaining work on East Beach Road includes laying shoulder aggregate, grading turnouts, and installing a concrete collar and guardrail at the Piedmont Creek culvert. Expect delays during weekday work hours.

Maps of the area and updated project information are available on the park website at

http://go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project

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Olympic National Park News Release   

Four-hour Delays To Begin October 30 on Lake Crescent Highway 101 Until Rock Bolting is Complete


PORT ANGELES, WA: Lake Crescent Highway 101 will have 4-hour delays beginning Monday, October 30. These delays will occur Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and are anticipated to continue until the project shuts down for the winter in late November.

The 4-hour delays will reduce risk to the public and increase productivity by allowing work to occur without traffic present. The 4-hour delays will also allow work to occur in the higher risk zones. 

“I appreciate the great inconvenience of 4-hour delays to travelers,” said Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum. “However, public safety must come first.”

Additional safety measures are now in effect after two recent instances of property damage during rock bolting operations, one involving a failed drill rig anchor bolt. No drilling or repositioning of drilling rigs will take place during periods of traffic movement.

The park’s partner for this project, Western Federal Lands Highway Division, has “a high level of confidence that these new safety procedures will provide for safe public travel through the work zone.”

Rock scaling work was completed during the complete Highway 101 closure September 11-15. The current phase of work on the rockface is referred to as rock bolting. Holes are drilled from five to twenty-five feet into the rock to secure weathered, less stable rock near the surface to structurally sound rock deeper within. Surface rock is then secured to stable rock under tension with surface plate washers and epoxy inside the drilled holes. When complete, this work will significantly mitigate the rockfall hazard in this area.

During the delays, travelers to and from the western side of the peninsula can use SR 112/113 as an alternate route.  Highway 101 eastbound from Forks will remain open up to the turn for Barnes Point where Lake Crescent Lodge, Storm King Information Station, NatureBridge, and the trailheads are located. Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles will be open up to mile marker 232/East Beach Road. The Washington State Department of  Transportation will be working during the delay between East Beach Road and the rock bolting zone to complete necessary maintenance. Access for emergency vehicles through the closed area will be coordinated using established communication procedures with the traffic control supervisor.

Construction work will continue during the 4-hour delays on other portions of the project outside the rock bolting    area and travelers on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent should continue to expect half-hour delays Monday through Friday during work hours.  Traveling in the morning before 7:00 am and after 7:00 pm may help travelers avoid the half-hour delays.

Maps of the area and current project information are available on the park website at  http://go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project.

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This message is to notify you of updated information regarding the Darrington Storm Damage Repairs Project.

Darrington Road Repair Projects

Heavy rains during the 2016 winter damaged numerous roads and trails across the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, including several roads within the Darrington Ranger District. The Forest is working to restore access for Forest users by repairing roads that have experienced storm-related damage while also maintaining aquatic and wildlife habitat standards.

Proposed actions include the repair or replacement of damaged or plugged culvert pipes, construction of mechanically stabilized earth retaining wall, and excavation and placement of roadway surface and embankment material. The projects are located on NFS lands in Snohomish County, Washington, see Table 1 and Figure 1 in the notification letter for specific project locations.

The proposed repairs have been included in the “Emergency Repair of Federally Owned Roads” program, or ERFO, administered by the Federal Highways Administration (FHA). The FHA is the lead Federal agency for repair efforts and the Forest is working with FHA to design the repairs for these damaged roads. Planning and design work is underway and repair work is proposed to start in summer 2018.

View the complete notification letter from Ranger Forbes, including a map and summaries of the proposed repairs here.

For additional information about the proposed repairs, please visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49024

Thank you for your interest in the management of Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

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Olympic National Park News Release

Olympic Hot Springs Road Repairs Underway; Inaccessible Above Glines Canyon Overlook


PORT ANGELES, WA: The Olympic Hot Springs Road in the Elwha Valley will be inaccessible to public travel above the Glines Canyon Overlook beginning Monday, October 30 through Thursday, November 2 for necessary road repairs and culvert replacement.

For public safety, the portion of the road above the Glines Canyon Overlook will also be inaccessible the morning of Thursday, October 26 and is scheduled to reopen by mid-afternoon. Olympic National Park road crews are working diligently to complete the repairs and will restore access to the public as soon as possible for the upcoming weekend.

After the road reopens tomorrow, the Boulder Creek Trailhead will be accessible through the weekend. However, all vehicles must be below the Glines Canyon Overlook area by 6:00 am on Monday, October 30 prior to the four-day closure.

Permits are required for overnight camping in the Boulder Creek Camp area. Campfires are prohibited at the camp area and the hot springs due to extensive damage by visitors and subsequent revegetation efforts. Pets and bicycles are not permitted beyond the trailhead. For more information about backpacking and wilderness permits visit www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/wilderness-permits.htm or call the Wilderness Information Center at 360-565-3100.

For current road and travel information, visitors should consult the park website at www.nps.gov/olym or call the recorded Road and Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131.

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Olympic National Park News Release

Lake Crescent Highway 101 to Close This Friday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For Paving


PORT ANGELES, WA: Highway 101 will be closed at the rock scaling zone on Friday, November 17 from 9:00 am  – 1:00 pm for paving. Paving through the rock scaling zone is necessary due to major potholes created in the road from falling rocks. The road damage is slowing traffic to the point that very few cars are able to get through the timed traffic light during non-work hours resulting in fewer cars making it through in between timed delays.

Olympic National Park officials and project partners at the Federal Highway Administration made the decision to close Highway 101 in the rock scaling zone to all traffic in order to mitigate future traffic delays.

Highway 101 eastbound from Forks will remain open up to the turn for Barnes Point where Lake Crescent Lodge, Storm King Information Station, NatureBridge, and the trailheads are located. Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles will remain open up to mile marker 223/East Beach Road. Travelers to the western side of the peninsula can use SR 112 as an alternate route during the closure.

Construction work will continue during the closure on other portions of the project outside the rock scaling area and travelers on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent should continue to expect half-hour delays Monday through Friday during work hours.

Maps of the area and access information are available on the park website at www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-highway-101-rehabilitation-2017-19.htm.

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Olympic National Park News Release 

Lake Crescent Highway 101 Thanksgiving Update and Winter Shutdown Information


PORT ANGELES, WA: Travelers around Lake Crescent will not encounter any road work for the rest of this week as crews return home for Thanksgiving.  Drivers should expect short delays for the traffic signals at the rock wall area around mile post 229 for alternating single-lane traffic.

Road work delays will resume Monday, November 27. The scheduled 4-hour delays occur daily Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and will continue into December until the rock bolting work is completed. These 4-hour delays are anticipated through December 7.

Outside of the scheduled 4-hour delays drivers should continue to expect up to half-hour delays during weekday work hours until rock bolting work is completed and the project shuts down for the winter. Traveling in the morning before 7:00 am and after 7:00 pm may help travelers avoid the half-hour delays.

The rest of the road work on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent is finished for the 2017 season with the exception of some clean up and installation of pavement markings around Fairholme Hill for additional safety over the winter period. The current traffic lane in the rock wall area was paved last Friday to repair road damage. The closed traffic lane will be paved prior to the winter shutdown and that section will reopen to two lanes.

There will be no traffic signals during the winter, however, the lanes will be narrower than usual in the rock wall section with a reduced speed limit in that area.

Drivers can find updates and maps of the project area with current project information on the park website at  http://go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project.

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PostWed Nov 22, 2017 5:15 pm 
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Highway 530 is currently flooding west of Arlington
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Mountain Loop

A creekbed disgorged its contents onto the road near Bedal. Rocks, mud, debris.

From MBSNF website today: "The gravel section between Barlow pass and Darrington has several debris flow washouts with water flowing on the road. Not passable to most vehicles. These happened over night. Heavy rain remains in the forecast for the next several days. Be prepared for winter conditions including windfall trees, high water, snow and icy road surfaces. All gates are open as of Nov. 22. No cell service for most of the drive."
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Rd 23 from Randle to Trout Lake that has been closed for a couple years due to washouts is now open per Gifford Pinchot website.

Its also now closed due to snow lol
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Olympic National Park News Release

Olympic Hot Springs Road in the Elwha Valley Remains Closed Due to Flood Damage


Last week’s storm activity, coupled with increased runoff from warm temperatures and melting snow, resulted in flooding and significant road damage that closed the Elwha Valley’s Olympic Hot Springs Road. The road remains closed to vehicle traffic beyond the Madison Falls parking area.

The increasing flows, which peaked at over 18,000 cfs, caused a change in the river pattern sending substantial flow towards the road. This resulted in a breach of the road’s low water crossing and additional damage to the road at the parking area near the former Elwha campground. The river continues to flow across the road. Park staff will be able to assess the full extent of the damage when the river goes down.

Over the last two years the park has worked to maintain access into the Elwha Valley through road repairs and a temporary bridge. In addition, the park started the planning process for the future of the Olympic Hot Springs Road to address long-term, sustainable access. Part of this process includes analyzing various options such as modifying the current roadway or relocating it to an area outside the floodplain. The planning process will yield alternatives, one of which will be implemented in 2020-2021.

The storm event last week also resulted in additional road closures across the park. The Upper Hoh Road was damaged by the Hoh River resulting in a washout at milepost 8 outside the park. Jefferson County public works department is currently in the process of organizing repairs. All park facilities in the Hoh Rain Forest are closed. A landslide on the Staircase Road also resulted in a closure just outside the park boundary at the Bear Gulch Picnic Area.

For current road and travel information, visitors should consult the park website at www.nps.gov/olym or call the recorded Road and Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131.

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