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Mudslide Shuts Down Part of SR 410 North of Naches

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NEAR NACHES, Wash. -- State Route 410 is still closed after heavy rain caused several mud-slides just north of Naches Thursday night.

Crews are still cleaning up the debris and mud off State Route 410 just after the U.S. 12 intersection.

This is just 4 years after a major landslide closed 410 down for two years now the DOT says it's all just a matter of time before they're finished.

"It just created a flash flood that brought down a whole bunch of debris onto our highway and into the river," said WSDOT Regional Administrator Don Whitehouse

With a few people trapped between different sections of the two mile mudslide, the Department of Transportation was ready to start cleanup and get everyone to safety.

"Our first concern is the public and anybody that is trapped and so once we make sure everybody is safe, then we assess the situation to clean up."

The DOT says there were about 15 areas where the mudslide shut down the road, with the biggest section being eight feet deep. The detour around the mudslide is the Nile Road Loop, just south of the closure the natural detour.

Those who live in the area say, it really isn't an inconvenience for them.

"You go from here to the other end and you just pass on through so it's no problem really," James Rochel told NBC Right Now.

The DOT also says things like this are unavoidable and you have to let nature do its thing, "a lot of water way up there on the hillside all collects into these natural drainages and then it picks up debris as it comes down and basically goes right over the roadway."

But those who live in the area say,they wouldn't have it any other way.

"It's an adventure to live here. You have to want to live here, to live here. If you don't, you're not gonna be here."

Luckily no one was injured last night.

The DOT expects to have clean up finished in a couple days and any repairs completed shortly after that.

They hope the road will be open again to drivers by the end of next week.

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