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Following Fires, Floods, Hazard Mitigation with Chelan County Commissioner Kevin Overbay

Heavy rains caused mudslides over local roadways yesterday. A portion of Highway 97A is closed north of Entiat to SR 971 Navarre Coulee Road, nine miles south of Chelan. Mud several feet deep covered the roadway for a 30-40 yard stretch. Both a dump truck and a U-Haul truck were stuck in the slide. Railroad tracks off the far edge of the roadway were also buried.

On Lake Chelan’s South Lakeshore Road, Slide Ridge earns it namesake again, with about 10 feet of mud and rock covering the road. The depth is more than 15 feet in some sections.

Chelan County Commissioner Kevin Overbay talks about the county’s recently-updated Hazard Mitigation Plan and specific projects to help with flooding and fire risks in the county.

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