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Months of repair work ahead after landslides slammed Washington roads during intense storms

Contractor crews began work on removing slide debris from SR 706 east of Ashford on Friday, Feb. 14. Crews are removing rocks from the slide debris to incorporate them into the project.

The contractor estimates that it will take approximately one week to remove the slide debris, inspect for damage and identify repairs. The contractor will be working seven days a week during daylight hours.

The slide damage across Western Washington, some of the worst in the past half decade, is a costly reminder of the risks of our region's unstable landscapes, which can be made more unstable by roads, logging and development.  VIEW

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