Rock Slide Forces Closure of SR 971 Lake Chelan

Rock Slide
Photo by WSP Trooper Brian Moore

A large rockslide spilled across the roadway last night forcing the closure of SR 971 along Lake Chelan’s South Shore. Washington State Department of Transportation crews were scheduled to reassess the situation this morning. The slide occurred last night around 7:50 according to DOT. Its located between Mile Post 9 and Mile Post 11.5. There were no reports of injuries as of last night. Alternative routes are available.

Rock slide on Lake Chelan's South shore.
Photo by WSP Trooper Brian Moore.