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Landslide danger closes road


Peter Dan Road is closed following a landslide last week between mile marker 0 and 2.5. A detour through Buffalo Lake Road is marked by signage. The closure is expected to be long-term, according to Okanogan County Public Works' Gary George. "Unfortunately, we won't be able to touch it until the hillside stabilizes and dries out," George told the Tribal Tribune. No reopen date is projected as of yet. The road, which connects the Elmer City area to the Keller area, is closed from highway 155 to the Buffalo Lake Road turnout, a stretch of about 2.5 miles. Several tons of loose material on the hillside above the road still concern officials, who urge travelers to obey the detour signs. - Jacob Wagner photo

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