It seems once a year I post up something about local road slides. Usually things are pretty under control in the standard paths - most of the time 3 munitioned tanks and assortment of charge/bomb launchers, etc. operated by WA DOT keep things in the passes cleared. They do an awesome job.
Every now and again though,the snowpack and weather conspire to make life exciting. This week was one of those times, as the pics below demonstrate (On a genuinely sober note wrt snow conditions, a sidebounds boarder died this past week in a wet slide in the Tunnel Creek area very, very near where these pics are from. And there were a couple luckily more benign incidents at other areas. So be careful out there...)
These are from a well known and usually under control set of slide paths on the West side of Stevens Pass - this week they kind of got out of hand (pics snagged from the WA DOT Flickr stream).
And if that was not enough, the big wet warm storm closed off the pass from the east side as well
I think the DOT folks are gonna be getting some overtime pay...
Their full photo stream is at http://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/
Edited by spindrift - 4/1/11 at 9:17pm