Mudslide traps residents of rural area near Index

INDEX, Wash. - A mudslide across a remote rural roadway has closed off access to homes in an area south of Index, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office reports.

The mudslide was reported at about midnight Tuesday between the 50300 and 51500 blocks of the Mt. Index River Road. The slide blocked the road and knocked out power to some residents in the area.

All power was restored by 7 a.m., but the roadway remains blocked by debris from the slide. Emergency crews are at the scene.

No injuries were reported.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office reports that residents in the area are "resilient" and "prepared for this kind of situation."


This is a developing news story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.