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Complete Closure, State Route 504 East of Kid Valley Due to an Unstable Slope

Date:  Monday, March 26, 2007

Contact: Sam Arola, Area Maintenance Supervisor 360-442-1342 (Kelso)
Sarah Druffel, WSDOT Communications, 360-601-1760 (Vancouver)

KELSO – Complete closure of SR 504 east of Kid Valley in Cowlitz County remains in place, after heavy rains caused an unstable slope at milepost 19.9, announced the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Maintenance crews and message signs are preventing entry to the area. The impacted section of the highway begins approximately one mile east of Kid Valley.

The closure is necessary due to an unstable slope on this portion of the highway, which is a result of water saturated soil. WSDOT crews will be assessing the damage and stability of the slope, and devise a plan to repair it and re-open the road.


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