Eastbound SR 18 reopened Monday afternoon at Issaquah-Hobart Road after a mudslide spilled onto the road.
>>PHOTOS: Mudslide brings down trees, brush on SR 18
Initially, only the right lane was closed west of the Tiger Mountain Summit starting Sunday afternoon. But a slide started to move into the left lane overnight, bringing trees down with it after a weekend of rain. That forced the closure of all eastbound lanes.
On Monday, crews worked to clear six to 12 trees, mud and debris from the left lane. The left lane reopened shortly before 4 p.m. The right lane remained closed as a precaution.
The westbound lanes were not affected.
#Snoqualmie update: Crews have reopened the left lane of EB SR 18 near the Tiger Mt. summit following an earlier slide. The right lane will remain closed until further notice as a precaution. We will continue to monitor the hillside. https://t.co/xLi2B6w5FR— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) January 27, 2020
Hats off to commuters and especially our crews who still have quite the day ahead of them. We'll update this tweet as soon as we're able to finish the cleanup and open a lane. pic.twitter.com/KNfcZmK9SJ— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) January 27, 2020
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