Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Park crews continue to make progress in clearing roads and assessing damage from last weekend’s heavy rains and floods. A road engineer from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will work in the park this weekend to evaluate damage to park roads and explore options for making repairs and restoring vehicle access.
A summary of known damage follows:
Quinault South Shore Road has been cleared and is passable. Debris remains along the road shoulders and the road surface is rough; caution is advised.
Crews are working today to remove fallen trees and gain access to the Graves Creek Road. Road damage will be assessed this weekend.
The Hurricane Ridge Road is closed today because of snow and icy conditions.
Dosewallips, Staircase and Queets Roads remain closed due to previous damage and unsafe conditions. The Deer Park Road is closed for the season.
The Elwha, Lake Crescent, Sol Duc, Mora, Ozette and Kalaloch areas are open. Visitors are urged to use caution when traveling through the park and to come prepared for a variety of weather conditions, including high winds and heavy rain which are forecast for later this week. For current road information, people should call the Olympic National Park recorded road and weather line at 360-565-3131.
Last updated: February 28, 2015