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Landslide strands hikers up Icicle Creek

NATIONAL FORESTS -- A series of mudslides todayoccurred mid-morning have blocked the upper Icicle Road west of Leavenworth, stranding about 30 hikers and campers, Wenatchee National Forest officials report.

Slides as wide as 40 feet occurred near Fourth of July Trail and Fourth of July Creek.

Chelan County Sheriffs Office of Emergency Management and Forest Service personnel have not been able to access the area becasue of continued landslides.

“Luckily, no one is injured or in distress," said Wenatchee River District Ranger Jeff Rivera.

Read on for details of the road closures:

        Upper Icicle Road #76 at the junction of Eightmile Road and Icicle Road (access allowed on Eightmile Rd).
        Upper and Lower Johnny Creek Campgrounds
        Ida Creek Campground
        4th of July Trail #1579

Bridge Creek and Eightmile Campgrounds remain open.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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