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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Rock Slide Blocks Tucannon Road


Mike Reed

Times subscriber Mike Reed captured this shot of several car-sized rocks and about a dozen smaller boulders that fell from a cliff to block Tucannon Road on Monday evening.

COLUMBIA COUNTY – It should have been quitting time, but a 5:10 p.m. call to dispatch reporting a rock slide on Monday evening, sent the Columbia County road crew back to work.

The slide occurred at milepost 10 on Tucannon Road, according to Columbia County Operations Supervisor Wayne Tate.

"There were three to four very large, car-size rocks directly in the road and another dozen half that size," Tate said.

No one was passing through at the time and the road crew was able to use a grader outfitted with a plow to shove the rocks off to the side of the road. Once the weather clears, they...

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