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Landslide takes home for a wild ride; part of West Valley Highway remains closed

Heavy rains brought part of the West Hill down on this house on West Valley Highway north of Ellingson Road early Wednesday morning, cutting it loose from its moorings. The damaged house is vacant and nobody was hurt. West Valley Highway remains closed just south of this location because of a previous mudslide that deposited debris on the road surface.  - Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter
Heavy rains brought part of the West Hill down on this house on West Valley Highway north of Ellingson Road early Wednesday morning, cutting it loose from its moorings. The damaged house is vacant and nobody was hurt. West Valley Highway remains closed just south of this location because of a previous mudslide that deposited debris on the road surface.
— image credit: Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter

Reporter staff

West Valley Highway from 15th Street Northwest to 37th Street Northwest was temporarily closed Wednesday because of a landslide, city officials reported.

The section of highway was later reopened as crews cleared the roadway and placed jersey barriers in front of the slide area as a precautionary measure.

King County road crews also are continuing efforts to clear a mudslide that blocks another portion of the highway.

Crews temporarily closed 58th Place South, also known as Algona Hill Road, owing to the mudslide that was caused by heavy rain two weeks ago.

Detours are posted for drivers until further notice.

For road updates, visit your.kingcounty.gov/kcdot/roads/roadalert/Subscriptions.aspx.

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