An excavator clears logs along the eastbound lanes of the U.S. 2 trestle on Wednesday between Everett and Lake Stevens. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

An excavator clears logs along the eastbound lanes of the U.S. 2 trestle on Wednesday between Everett and Lake Stevens. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Right lane of eastbound U.S. 2 trestle reopens after logjam

WSDOT crews have been working since Tuesday to break up and move logs and other debris downriver.

EVERETT — For the first time since Tuesday, the eastbound right lane on the U.S. 2 trestle is open for drivers.

The Washington State Department of Transportation closed the lane Tuesday so crews could remove logs and other debris brought down the Snohomish River by flooding.

Excavators broke up the logs, and cranes moved the pieces in the water so boats could guide them downriver, according to a WSDOT blog post Friday.

Crews have been working around the clock since Tuesday, WSDOT spokesman Joe Calabro said. No damage to the trestle was found.

Workers are still dealing with the some logs underneath the trestle but were hoping to be done by Friday night.

Fog Monday night and Tuesday morning, and an above-average volume of debris, prolonged the project until Friday.

The debris was the result of flooding around the county earlier this week. Sustained rain over four to five days loosened dirt, twigs and logs in the mountains, and floodwaters carried them downstream.

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