Crews clear logjam under US 2 trestle in Everett

EVERETT, Wash. -- The right shoulder lane of Highway 2 eastbound was closed between Everett and Snohomish for several days while crews cleared a logjam under the bridge.

Workers removing the logjam, a result of the Snohomish River flooding caused by heavy rain, say it's a slow-paced job because more logs keep coming -- and crews have to be careful when clearing them.

They can't release too many at once because it could cause other jams at bridges downstream. But it's imperative that they clear this jam up as quickly as possible so the bridge isn't damaged by the collective force of the logs.

WSDOT workers say this happens every fall, but not usually to this extent.

Work was completed on Friday.