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vogtski
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2-8-20 Rainier Flood Damage
« on: 02/08/20, 10:02 PM »

Sounds like it's going to be a while before Paradise reopens:
https://www.nps.gov/mora/learn/news/mudslides-and-flooding-block-entrances-to-mount-rainier-national-park.htm
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Re: 2-8-20 Rainier Flood Damage
« Reply #1 on: 02/09/20, 09:09 AM »

And landslides have shut access to crystal

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/albums/72157713004881908
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Re: 2-8-20 Rainier Flood Damage
« Reply #2 on: 02/10/20, 09:19 PM »

More updates here: https://wsdotblog.blogspot.com/2020/02/sr706-road-to-paradise-muddy-debris.html

Does not seem as if the park will be open any time soon.
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Re: 2-8-20 Rainier Flood Damage
« Reply #3 on: 02/14/20, 01:22 PM »

DOT estimates mid-March before SR 706 at Goat Creek opens to two-way traffic:
https://wsdotblog.blogspot.com/2020/02/sr706-road-to-paradise-muddy-debris.html
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Re: 2-8-20 Rainier Flood Damage
« Reply #4 on: 02/15/20, 08:02 PM »

Thanks for the updates, vogtski, much appreciated.
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Re: 2-8-20 Rainier Flood Damage
« Reply #5 on: 02/19/20, 08:02 AM »

Glad to be a bit of help, Phil -

The Tuesday evening DOT blog update shows "substantial progress" restoring SR 706 at Goat Creek.  Looks like they might beat their mid-March estimate if the weather cooperates:

https://wsdotblog.blogspot.com/2020/02/sr706-road-to-paradise-muddy-debris.html

No new word from the park about damage.  I've heard locals say the shoulder is undermined at Sunshine Point, just above the entrance.  They may have to wait for the State to finish before trucks can deliver large rip-rap inside the park.  Cams show Paradise main lot is being intermittently plowed only around the perimeter.
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