100-foot wide mudslide blocks US 2 near Leavenworth; detour in place
A mudslide has closed State Route 2 just west of Leavenworth in the Cascade Range. Highway 2 is one of the main east-west routes over the mountains in Washington state.
Trooper Darren Wright of the Washington State Patrol says mud was 10 feet deep in some places on the highway Wednesday morning.
At 7 a.m., WSDOT said US 2 was closed at Tumwater Canyon due to multiple mud and rock slides (milepost 85 to 99).
The other main highway over the mountains, Interstate 90, also is experiencing weather-related problems.
The right lane of westbound I-90 was closed Wednesday morning because of water on the road.
A mudslide also has closed roads in Woodinville and Fall City.
The National Weather Service says wind and rain are expected to slow Wednesday, but snow may continue to fall in the mountains.