Bolt Creek news - One mile stretch of US 2 near Skykomish now open - really!

Monday, October 3, 2022

Bolt Creek fire 
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The news was a little muddled today about whether US 2 was open or closed as a result of the Bolt Creek fire.

First it was announced as closed. A few hours later it was opened. But somehow the closed notice was being repeated.

OPEN: US 2 has reopened between MP 49 and 50 following today’s earlier closure from the #BoltCreekFire. Thank you for observing the reduced speed limit and for your patience as this remains an ongoing situation with closures possible.
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US 2 has been closed between MP 49 to MP 50 as crews continue to work the #BoltCreekFire. Local signed detour through #SkyKomish will be posted. Check back for updates.

Then, with humor, WSDOT followed up the "closed" notice with this disclaimer. 
This is not accurate. US 2 is OPEN. Looking into which gremlin caused this to go out.

I would have believed either report. The situation has been changing day by day depending on wind and weather conditions.

The fire is 36% contained, which is a major improvement. It has consumed 12486 acres as of 4am and has grown 344 acres in 24 hours. It has been burning for 22 days.

It's a problem because it is burning all along a stretch of US 2 and some small towns. It's also a problem for us because we are getting the smoke.

--Diane Hettrick


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