Stehekin Mudslide
On Thursday night, September 5 at 11:45pm, a powerful storm cell triggered a massive mud and rock slide down the Imus Creek drainage in the community of Stehekin, WA in North Cascades National Park Complex. Many parked vehicles were buried; some businesses, private and NPS structures suffered damage. There were no injuries.
National Park employees, assisted by local residents, are clearing the road and currently it is partially open for shuttle service and the public. Assessment of the work needed to recover the damaged vehicles and to stabilize the slide debris is currently underway.
Visitor experiences will be impacted as bicycle rentals are temporarily suspended, shuttle buses are operating only as passage through the site is allowed. The Imus Creek Trail is closed to public use pending a safety assessment, trail repair and bridge replacement.
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