US-730 reopens after 10 days of landslide closure

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – US-730, a popular trucking route that connects Wallula County’s Wallula Junction to the Oregon state line, has reopened after rockfalls and unstable terrain forced transportation officials to close the road nearly two weeks ago.

The real-time travel map on the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) website shows that US-730 is open for travel. All travel alerts that were previously posted on the WSDOT alert system have been cleared.

US-730 runs primarily through northern Oregon, but connects to southern Washington through rural sections of Walla Walla County.

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At the time of closing, WSDOT officials did not post an expected time or reopening. However, transport officials deemed the causeway safe for re-entry following dangerous landslides that threatened travelers in trucks and other utility vehicles crossing it.

Located approximately 13 miles south of Pasco at the junction with US-12, the road extends into Morrow County, Oregon.

This is news in development. An update and/or follow-up may be posted if further details are publicly revealed.


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Virginia F. Goins