Contact: Rainey McKenna, 360-565-2985
Park crews are cutting their way through numerous downed trees today, as they attempt to reopen park entrance roads and campgrounds, make damage assessments and begin repairs.
Downed trees closed most park roads yesterday, with reports of winds in excess of 80 miles per hour along the coast and high winds throughout the park. Several cars were damaged by falling trees, but there are no reports of injuries.
Highways 101 and 112 are open. Hurricane Ridge Road, Deer Park Road, and Sol Duc Road reopened today at 9:00 a.m. All other roads into Olympic National Park remain closed as rangers assess safety and work to clear large debris. These areas include Elwha, Hoh Rain Forest, Mora, Ozette, Staircase and Quinault.
Camp David Jr. Road is closed to non-resident traffic due to a landslide. All other roads around Lake Crescent are open.
All park campgrounds remain closed.
Visitors are urged to use caution when traveling through the park, obey posted closures and watch for workers, equipment and traffic control devices.
Further information about park roads and facilities will be released once it is available.
Last updated: August 31, 2015