Washington State Patrol Reminds Public That Oso Is Not A Touris - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Washington State Patrol Reminds Public That Oso Is Not A Tourist Attraction

Posted: Updated:
Mudslide "Not A Tourist Attraction" Mudslide "Not A Tourist Attraction"
Three weeks after the deadly Oso mudslide, the Washington State Patrol wants drivers to know the slide area is "not a tourist attraction."  In a statement Friday, Trooper Keith Leary says only rescuers and emergency vehicles are allowed past the closure points along Washington Highway 530 on the west and east ends of the slide area.

Those closure points are staffed by troopers who will turn back any drivers or pedestrians without proper credentials. Leary says the patrol has gotten numerous inquiries from people outside the area contacting the closure points in quest of a look at the slide or a spot to photograph it. The slide is not visible from the closure points. And Leary notes the area "remains sensitive for those who have lost loved ones" or have relatives still on the missing list.

As of Friday, 36 victims of the March 22 slide have been recovered and identified while seven people remain on a missing list.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Whitman County deputies investigating after man falls from moving car

    Whitman County deputies investigating after man falls from moving car

    Monday, August 21 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-08-22 00:22:01 GMT

    COLFAX, Wash. - Whitman County deputies are investigating an accidental death near Granite Point after a man fell from a moving car over the weekend. Just after midnight on Sunday morning, deputies and medics responded to a report of an injured man who had reportedly fallen from the car near Blyton Landing. 

    More >>

    COLFAX, Wash. - Whitman County deputies are investigating an accidental death near Granite Point after a man fell from a moving car over the weekend. Just after midnight on Sunday morning, deputies and medics responded to a report of an injured man who had reportedly fallen from the car near Blyton Landing. 

    More >>
  • WATCH LIVE: Trump to address nation on Afghanistan

    WATCH LIVE: Trump to address nation on Afghanistan

    Monday, August 21 2017 7:47 PM EDT2017-08-21 23:47:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump plans to address the nation on his strategy for the war in Afghanistan. The White House says Trump will speak to the country on Monday at 9 p.m. EDT from Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia. Trump and his national security team met Friday at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland to reach agreement on a strategy.

    More >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump plans to address the nation on his strategy for the war in Afghanistan. The White House says Trump will speak to the country on Monday at 9 p.m. EDT from Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia. Trump and his national security team met Friday at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland to reach agreement on a strategy.

    More >>
  • What Spokane Valley K-8 students think the solar eclipse looked like

    What Spokane Valley K-8 students think the solar eclipse looked like

    Monday, August 21 2017 7:35 PM EDT2017-08-21 23:35:38 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Students at Continuous Curriculum School in Spokane Valley took science class outside during Monday’s solar eclipse. So we took the opportunity to as them, what does the eclipse look like? Here are some of their answers.

    More >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Students at Continuous Curriculum School in Spokane Valley took science class outside during Monday’s solar eclipse. So we took the opportunity to as them, what does the eclipse look like? Here are some of their answers.

    More >>