Concunully Cabins Flooded; Hwy 20 Remains Closed

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Cabins at Concunully damaged by storm runoff

More storm-related damage reported in Okanogan County with updated information about a road closure in the Concunully area.

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Cabins at Concunully damaged by storm runoff Sinlahekin Road is closed 1.4 miles east of Conconully. Water, rocks and debris flowed off the hillside April 7, 2017 blocking the roadway and causing some damage to a few cabins.

 

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Flash flood damage

Okanogan County Public Works is working to clear the debris.

State Route 20 Remains Closed

Okanogan County Emergency Management official report Highway 20 was closed West of Loup Loup Pass Friday after heavy rain caused mudslides and erosion in an area made unstable by past summer’s wildfires.

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Photo provided by Okanogan County Emergency Management

A section of roadway is threatened by erosion caused by a mudslide in an area that was burned in last summer’s wildfires.

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Photo provided by Okanogan County Emergency Management

Okanogan County Emergency Management officials say the roadway is extremely unstable forcing its closure at Mile Post 221.

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Photo provided by Okanogan County Emergency Management

Washington State DOT Crews are assessing the situation but there is no reported timeline for reopening the roadway. Traffic is being detoured to Highway 153. Recent rains caused flash flooding in several areas in North Central Washington. Traffic on Highway 153 was controlled Friday when water and debris spilled onto the road.

Highway 20 closed

Emergency Management officials say the threat of flooding and erosion is of concern particularly in lands scarred by recent wildfires.