Monday, June 13, 2011
Mudslide Leavenworth - It Happened Again
Mother Nature strikes again, Icicle Creek in Leavenworth again is her target.
I had been planning to post a blog for about a week announcing that they had cleared the massive early spring mudslide on Upper Icicle Road. They accomplished this feat in a single work day back in May and were just waiting to repave the road. Unfortunately I waited too long and it has happened again.
On June 11th yet another slide came down from the saturated hills and blocked the road, this time trapping about 30 campers and recreational users above the slide. The slide remained unstable through the night and the campers, hikers, and climbers were forced to wait until the next day when crews were able to bring in heavy machinery and create a narrow path for cars to drive out through.
Icicle Road remains closed at 8 Mile Road until further notice. Officials expect more slide activity before the area dries out for the summer. Keep checking back here as I will post updates as they become available to me.