Update, 1:45 p.m. Wednesday: 

ENTIAT — Highway 97A was reopened just after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Washington Department of Transportation. 


NCW — Highway 97A north of Entiat is still closed after a heavy mudslide blocked the roadway on Tuesday.

Crews from the Washington Department of Transportation will be evaluating the road this morning, but it’s unclear when it will reopen, Washington State Patrol spokesman John Bryant said.

The affected area is from milepost 218 to 223 at Navarre Coulee Road, according to the Washington Department of Transportation.

It’s one of several roads that were impacted by a thunderstorm crossing through the area on Tuesday. A few small fires were also reported.

A mudslide is also partially blocking South Lakeshore Road at milepost 3, said Rich Magnussen with Chelan County Emergency Management.

The area is now open to local traffic only via a bypass road and will likely remain that way through the weekend, Magnussen said.

The mud may be seven to eight feet deep in some areas, according to Jill FitzSimmons of the Chelan County Public Works Department.

Highway 150 at Crystal Road, between Manson and Chelan, was also hit by a mudslide, said Chief of Operations Jason Reinfeld with the Chelan County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. That road has reopened.

Just east of Waterville, flash flooding caused mud to flow over the highway at milepost 153 on Tuesday. That road was also reopened after a few hours.

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