February 24, 2012
Update: Mount Si and Little Si trailheads and trails closed through Tuesday, Feb. 28
Removal of airplane wreckage to continue over the weekend
OLYMPIA – The Mount Si and Little Si trailheads and trails will remain closed through Tuesday, February 28 while crews work to remove the wreckage of the single-engine airplane that crashed in the Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA) on February 15. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages the NRCA.
Mount Si NRCA, located in eastern King County near the town of North Bend, is a popular recreation area along the I-90 corridor.
“We know this closure affects a lot of people’s weekend plans, and we appreciate everyone’s patience,” said Doug McClelland, Assistant Region Manager for DNR’s South Puget Sound Region. “For public safety reasons, DNR is keeping the area closed through the weekend to give the contractor and crews from Seattle Mountain Rescue clear access to the site.”
DNR will provide updates on the status of the Mount Si area through its social media tools:
Links to these social media tools can also be found at www.dnr.wa.gov
Media Contact: Toni Droscher, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1523, firstname.lastname@example.org
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