Can’t Get To Pysht From Joyce

Highway 112 sank up to 8 feet in some places. Department of Transportation photo.
Highway 112 sank up to 8 feet in some places. Department of Transportation photo.

This isn’t a big deal to Kitsap. It’s just a good opportunity for me to figure out how to add photos to my blog entries. DOT just sent this release and some pretty good shots, plus Pysht and Joyce cool places and just plain fun to say.

Anyway, Highway 112 remains closed to traffic after a
massive landslide last week west of Joyce in Clallam County. The dirt under the road keeps moving, so it’s not safe for crews to even get in there and see the extent of the damage.
A 500-foot section of the coastal highway is severely damaged, and the slide keeps moving downhill. The slide buckled pavement and caused the road
to sink up to eight feet.

The 1,000 vehicles that usually travel the highway each day can get around the closure by using highways 101 and 113.
More pictures of the slide can be seen here.