SR 971 Lake Chelan Rock Slide Closure Update

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Lake Chelan Rockslide
Photo Courtesy of GoLakeChelan.com

SR 971, South Lakeshore Drive, remains closed this morning following a massive rockslide yesterday morning. The slide, which measures 30-feet deep in places, occurred Thursday around 5:30 am according to officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation. Cleanup could take several days according to officials.

Video courtesy of GoLakeChelan.com

The Slide does not affect travel to Chelan but residents living uplake from the slide area between MP 9 and MP 11 will have to use a detour, Navarre Coulee Road. There is no estimated time for reopening the highway.