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Road to Carbon River entrance at Mount Rainier to be closed two days next week

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
February 9, 2011 1:55 pm

Folks who are planning to travel to the Carbon River corner of Mount Rainier National Park should be aware of a road closure next week.

Fairfax Forest Reserve Road East that leads to the Carbon River entrance will be closed to through traffic for two days to repair a sinkhole.

The closure will begin at 6 a.m. on Monday. The road is scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The closure will occur at milepost 2.5 near the old town site of Fairfax. Local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained.

Drivers can expect one- to four-hour delays with one lane alternating traffic around the work zone, according to the news release. Advanced warning message signs have been posted to alert motorists of the pending closure.

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