Latest DNR landslide map update

Hwy 112 landslide Jan. 15, 2011

There's a highway under there somewhere. WSDOT and Makah Indian Nation crews cleared a 3,000- to 4,000-cubic-yard landslide that blocked Highway 112 last week. The slide occurred at about 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14. Photo: WSDOT

The sun was out Wednesday but we are still keeping tabs on landslides as a result of the recent storms in Western Washington.

Our latest landslide map for the January 13-19 period also has precipitation amounts indicated. The highest amounts (in red) fell as snow at the higher elevations, but we got a good soaking in the foothills and lowlands.

Here are more images from Washington DOT of the mess they and crews from the Makah Indian Nation removed from Highway 112 on the Olympic Peninsula last week.

Also, our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of a fellow state worker Billy Rhynalds who died Sunday night. Rhynalds died when he was hit by a falling tree while setting up safety cones at a downed power line on a highway near Carnation. More information and comments on the WDOT website.

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