(Update: Jan. 21 — Trail cleared and reopened on Wednesday) A fallen tree blocks the Burke-Gilman Trail just north of Seattle. Cyclists were directed onto a sidestreet to detour the mudslide that brought the tree down.
Neighbors say this tree in Lake Forest came down about 5:30 Friday morning. The trail was also blocked further south. The area has undergone some precip just about everyday the past two weeks.
This narrow section of the Burke Gilman is scheduled for widening and other renovations in the future. Neighbors of the trail, however, say there are no funds for stabilizing the steep slope.
The trail is closed roughly between NE 142nd Street and NE 155th Street. It will remain closed at least through the weekend and possibly longer, as the threat of further landslides exist. There are alternate routes on adjacent sidestreets.