Crow Valley Road Closure

Posted November 19, 2021 at 5:43 am by

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Due to ero­sion hav­ing caused cav­i­ties beneath the roadbed, Crow Val­ley Road on Orcas Island will be closed to west-bound traf­fic (traf­fic head­ing away from East­sound towards Island Hard­ware) between Orcas Road (Fowler’s Cor­ner) and West Beach Road (Island Hard­ware). East-bound traf­fic is not impact­ed at this time.

The clo­sure will last at least into ear­ly next week. The dam­age to the road is con­sid­er­able and until the voids can be care­ful­ly inspect­ed and repaired, there is sig­nif­i­cant risk with using that side of the road.

San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Works Direc­tor Col­in Hunte­mer appre­ci­ates the community’s patience and coop­er­a­tion, “While the ero­sion may not look severe at first glance, we have a lot of con­cern about what hap­pened beneath the road because of the flood­ing. I’d like to ask islanders to use cau­tion and respect the clo­sure sig­nage and bar­ri­ers. Our team is work­ing non-stop with local con­trac­tors and we’ll do all we can to get the road open as soon as possible.”

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