Homes and a field along a road that is blocked by two mudslides off a forested hill

Heavy rainfall can lead to slope instabilities and landslides, which occasionally close roadways and railways. An increased risk of landslides is expected across the Northwest, as more mixed rain and melting snow events occur in low- to mid-elevation mountains.

Photo by Washington State Dept of Transportation, used via a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) via Flickr.

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18 February 2022 - 12:54pm