Rivers recede; SR 169 remains closed at Green River Bridge

As rivers receded today, many state highways have re-opened for travel. All Pierce County roadways now are open, while harder-hit areas of King and Lewis counties remain closed at this hour.

Drivers can check their route before they go at www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/Update. WSDOT will update this Web site as conditions change. Updated travel information is available by calling 5-1-1.

As of this hour, WSDOT has closures and traffic restricted at the following locations:

King County

•SR 169 at Green River Bridge – WSDOT engineers and WSP closed the SR 169 Kummer Bridge over the Green River near Black Diamond at 3:19 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, after geotechnical experts detected small movements in the soil holding up the bridge. Bridge and soil experts have been dispatched to the area to assess the situation. Crews hope to have an assessment by Friday.

• SR 410 at the Greenwater River (milepost 39), east of Enumclaw – WSDOT crews are alternating traffic through in thirty minute intervals. The road is partially closed to clear a 300 foot-long land slide.

• SR 123 is closed in Mount Rainier National Park from SR 410 to US 12.

Snohomish County

*SR 203 is closed between milepost 18 and 15; Duvall and the King-Snohomish County line. No estimate on reopening at this time.

Lewis County

• U.S. 12 – Remains closed at milepost 115 due to flooding of the Cowlitz River in eastern Lewis County. Water is receding and crews hope to open the roadway later this evening.

• SR 131 is closed in both directions near Randle (mileposts 0-2.07) due to water over the roadway. A county-designated, signed detour is in place at Cispus Road and Spears Road.

• SR 508 is now open.

Pierce County

• All roadways are reopen in Pierce County.

Skagit County

• State Route 11 – The highway is closed due to a rockslide from milepost 11 to 13 (just south of the Whatcom/ Skagit County line).