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Rock slide in Douglas County closes Highway 2 for days

Dee Riggs The Wenatchee World

ORONDO – U.S. Highway 2 in Pine Canyon will remain closed for several days due to a rock slide as state Department of Transportation crews assess the damage.

“I sincerely doubt that they will be able to move 700 dump truck loads of rock and debris in anything less than two days,” said Jeff Adamson, a department spokesman.

The rock slide is about 20 feet deep and covers both lanes, he said.

The closure began about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Pine Canyon is between Orondo with Waterville. The slide is about half way up Pine Canyon between mileposts 140 and 149.

Adamson said state crews were assessing how best to remove the debris and trying to determine the stability of the slope above the slide.

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