Downed power lines and loose rocks normally held by tree roots keep the highway east of Enumclaw unsafe for drivers. Image courtesy Department of Transportation

Downed power lines and loose rocks normally held by tree roots keep the highway east of Enumclaw unsafe for drivers. Image courtesy Department of Transportation

Rocks and debris to keep SR 410 closed for weeks

The fire has led to a multitude of other issues that make the highway unsafe for drivers.

Due to the ongoing Fish Fire, state Route 410 between Enumclaw and Greenwater will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

The Washington state Department of Transportation noted in a Sept. 14 email that the highway, which closed Sept. 8, will “remain closed for several weeks.”

“We’re still waiting to move in,” said Joe Calabro, spokesperson for the DOT, in a Sept. 18 phone interview. “The issue for us is the fire has burned away a lot of the trees and roots above the roadway, above 410, and that’s loosened up a lot of rocks above the road, so we have to keep the road closed for driver safety.”

Calabro added the DOT hopes to have a better idea of what repairs will need to be made and when the highway could possibly re-open sometime this week.


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