With new FEMA money, county can buy all Oso mudslide tracts November 19, 2015
Timber company loses bid to avoid Oso mudslide litigation November 2, 2015
Interior secretary at Oso: Funding needed for scientific research October 16, 2015
Timber company says it bears no responsibility in Oso mudslide October 2, 2015
Judge limits extent of claims in Oso mudslide litigation August 26, 2015
Victims of Oso mudslide still await buyouts, 16 months later August 3, 2015
Oso survivors pay forward support they once received July 13, 2015
Couple shared tragedy, loss of Oso, but found love July 5, 2015
Oso mudslide trial pushed to June 2016 July 2, 2015
Study: Real cause of Oso mudslide still unknown June 27, 2015
While the single-lane dirt road is still limited to use by locals and those who have ties to the community or local business interest, the kinds of vehicles permitted now include:
- Trailers up to 24 feet, including horse trailers and dump truck pups. Previously, trailers were not allowed.
- All vehicles of legal weight. Previously the limit was 15,000 pounds.
- Log trucks are now permitted 24 hours a day.
- School buses and recreational vehicles.
- Semi-trucks with trailers up to 33 feet long.
Meanwhile, WSDOT will host a job fair at the Darrington Community Center on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. In attendance will be contractors short-listed for the Highway 530 reconstruction contract, as well as the firm awarded the contract for clearing the roadway, WSDOT maintenance and Snohomish County Public Works.
WSDOT has already hired 27 people to work as spotters to help look for personal belongings and other sensitive materials as crews work to clear the road. “We are still accepting additional applications,” the Transportation Department said.
For more information, email SR530info@wsdot.wa.gov.
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