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Landslide reported on Rockaway Beach Road

A landslide was reported near Rockaway Beach Road on Bainbridge Island shortly before noon Wednesday.

The slide was reported as being 40 feet by 50 feet wide, and was not blocking the roadway.

Rockaway Beach Road has been closed to traffic.

The landslide follows increasing concerns this week among city officials about the hillside above the road.

City officials adopted traffic and load restrictions on the South End arterial Tuesday, and a geotechnical engineer was called in to evaluate the hillside after cracks were seen in the slope and leaning trees were spotted.

Officials believe recent heavy rains have made the hillside unstable.

 

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