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No injuries reported in new Western Washington mud slide

SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014, 2:35 P.M.

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a mudslide temporarily blocked the Cedar River near Maple Valley on Saturday, flooding nearby properties.

The slide happened Saturday morning, sending debris and mud into the Cedar River. The river was blocked but returned to its normal flow.

The King County Sheriff’s office reported minor damage to properties. There were six homes near the flooded area.

There were no injuries.

Kent Fire Department Capt. Kyle Ohashi says the slide was about 400 feet tall and 300 feet across its base. He adds there’s still some standing water on properties.

The King County Sheriff’s office closed the river for all activities after the slide.


 

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