October 19, 2009 in Region

Feds sending $1 million for Naches road repair

Associated Press
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An aerial view shows a landslide blocking State Route 410 on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, west of Naches, Wash. The landslide diverted the Naches River and damaged one home.
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YAKIMA — The federal government is releasing $1 million in emergency relief to speed repairs to portions of a highway wiped out by a landslide in central Washington.

A massive landslide demolished a half-mile of State Road 410 about 15 miles west of Naches on Oct. 11. The landslide destroyed at least two homes and changed the course of the Naches River, causing flooding.

Gov. Chris Gregoire declared a state of emergency in Yakima County due to the damage.

Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and Republican Rep. Doc Hastings announced the funding Monday to accelerate reconstruction and repair of the road.

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