This week, heavy winds and rain produced a variety of road hazards for drivers. The biggest challenges come from rain-soaked hillsides causing new slides or aggravating old slides.
We have landslides, also known as debris flows, taking place in areas of the state accustomed to slides including the Columbia River Gorge, rivers along the Coast Range and in the Cascades.
Events like this highlight the coordination, communication and collaboration that takes place on a daily basis with our partners. Every discipline is involved, and their efforts are much appreciated.