Temp road allows stranded hikers to go home

MARBLEMOUNT, Wash. (AP) — Maintenance crews have finished building a temporary road that will allow 65 stranded hikers in northern Washington state to go home.

Marblemount Wilderness Information Center Supervisor Rosemary Seifried said Monday evening that crews were able to complete the passage a day after the roadway was washed out.

After the hikers cross the temporary span, the roadway about 100 miles northeast of Seattle will remain closed until a permanent fix can be constructed.

Many of the hikers had parked at the Cascade Pass Trailhead at Marblemount, which is about a mile and a half from the washed-out section.

Officials used a helicopter to fly in food and water for the hikers early Monday afternoon. Seifried said there were no pressing medical problems.
— Information from the Skagit Valley Herald.

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