Storms Close Major Roads at Olympic National Park

Flooding and a landslide have shuttered the Elwha Valley, Hoh Road, and Staircase Road.
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Flooding on the Elwha River in 2007

Flooding on the Elwha River in 2007

Winter storm season has hit with a vengeance at Olympic National Park, flooding out Olympic Hot Springs Road in the Elwha Valley and the Hoh Road and sending a landslide tumbling down Staircase Road. The Elwha Valley has been inaccessible from the Madison Falls Trailhead on since initial floods on November 15.