Updated 7/11/19: What do you do with all the rock, mud, wood and debris that covered the road?

by Lake Chelan Now

Chelan County Public Works hauled 340 truckloads of material from last week’s mudslide that blocked South Lakeshore Road at Slide Ridge.

Each truck holds 10 cubic yards. So where do you take 3,400 cubic yards of material?

LCN was told by Public Works that the material removed was taken to four locations:

  • 25 Mile Creek State Park
  • Two properties in Cove Heights
  • And to a county/state pit so the material can be used in future road repairs

The County crew’s priority was removing enough debris to reopen the road, which was accomplished on Tuesday.

According to the County, there are no plans at this time for the remaining material. When a private contractor is hired to clean out the rest of the area, the private contractor will need to determine where to take the remaining material.

Related LCN Stories:

July 3: How Slide Ridge Earned its Name

July 3: Rainstorm Causes Mudslides and Road Closures 

7/10/19: County Crews cleared 175 truckloads of of mud and debris on Monday

Information and photo from Chelan County Public Works

Chelan County Public Works reports that Monday was a very productive day for the road crew up on South Lakeshore Road, at Slide Ridge.

The crew hauled away 175 truckloads of material — that’s 1,750 cubic yards of rock, mud, wood and debris that buried the roadway last week. On Tuesday morning, the crew  continued to make great progress, and the roadway was fully opened Tuesday night.

On Monday, Chelan County commissioners passed a declaration of emergency in response to the damages caused from last week’s rainstorms at not only Slide Ridge but Number 2 Canyon and South Wenatchee Avenue. This will allow the County to get a contractor on board this week to finish the cleanup on South Lakeshore Road. Cleanup and fixes will be paid for in part by the Chelan County Flood Control Zone District.