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US 97 reopens between Toppenish and Goldendale

US HIGHWAY 97 – REOPENS AT NOON

Satus Pass - US Highway 97 has reopen between Toppenish and Goldendale, which has been closed by the Mile Marker 28 wildfire.

Drivers should expect delays of up to one-hour while a pilot car guides traffic through a 7-mile stretch of US Highway 97 from the Yakima/Klickitat county line to Satus Pass.

The speed limit will also be reduced to 40 mph along 13 miles of US Highway 97 between the Yakima/Klickitat county line and Allen Creek Road. For additional information call the US Highway 97 closure hotline: (509) 577-1617.

Mile Marker 28 Fire Evacuation Changes

July 31, 2013

EVACUATIONS: As of noon July 31, the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office is reducing a Level 2 (Precautionary) emergency notice to a Level 1 (Advisory) notice from Satus Pass south to Box Canyon Road. All other levels remain unchanged.

* The Cleveland/Bickleton area Evacuation Levels set on July 28, remain unchanged.

The Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office urges the public to be cautious and aware of emergency vehicles, including fire trucks, supporting vehicles and personnel which will remain in the area.

SHELTER: The Red Cross Shelter located at Fathers House Fellowship has now been closed. For information please call the National Red Cross at 888-610-1455.

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