Officials monitor ’slow moving’ landslide in Fall City; homeowners asked to voluntarily evacuate

FALL CITY, Wash. — Dozens of homeowners are being asked to voluntarily evacuate due to a “slow moving” landslide near Fall City.

The landslide was reported around 2:15 p.m. Monday near State Route 202 and 356th Drive SE -- located just east of Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.

According to the King County Emergency Operations Center, an unstable slope in the area threatens to cut off 356th Drive SE -- the sole access road to 78 nearby residences.

King County has placed a weight restriction of 10,000 (5 tons) on the road Tuesday afternoon.

Officials said there is active land movement and access could be cut off at anytime.

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Residents are asked to leave the area immediately and officials said it could be an extended period of time before the area stabilizes.

“For residents who choose not to leave, they may be isolated for an extended period with no way in or out,” a spokesperson for King County said in a tweet.

The King County Road Services division held a news conference at in Seattle to provide an update on the landslide. Watch a replay here.

County officials said a soils expert will arrive on scene Tuesday to determine the next steps.

The county said a shelter is available for those affected and is now open at the Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church located at 36017 Southeast Fish Hatchery Road.