UPDATE 1 – APRIL 7, 2017 – 2115 HOURS PDT
A slow-moving mudslide has hit the Oso, Washington area around 2015 Hours PDT on Friday evening.
Both WSP and WSDOT were en route to the slide moments after the slide occurred to shutdown SR 530, the same roadway involved in the previous devastating Oso mudslide event in 2014.
This appears to be about 2-3 miles West of the mudslide that devastated Oso back on March 22, 2014. The 2014 mudslide killed several people, destroyed many lives and brought compassion, kindness and human love upon a much deserving community.
“Our hearts nearly dropped again, hearing of a second slide touching the #Oso community. We are hoping for the best in that it is minor compared to the last event. We know they have suffered much.
Prayers and thoughts to our 1st Responders on-scene and to those that may be impacted.”
– LR Swenson, NW Fire Blog Editor
Officials were said to notify homeowners and residents if evacuations were needed.
So far no injuries or property damage have been reported.
There is no updates from the Oso Fire Department or the Skagit County DEM office. We are waiting for additional details about this incident.
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