June 17, 2011
If your weekend outing includes a trip into the Upper Icicle Valley, forget it. Public access into the popular recreation area is restricted due to threats of mudslides. The closure starts at the junction of Eightmile Road and Icicle Rd because the hillsides are unstable and water saturated.
A large mudslide last Friday forced the closure which stranded over 30 campers before crews could rescue them.
The District continues to keep the area closed because of continued mud slides flowing in the upper Icicle and the potential for more slides to occur. There is no estimate on when the area will be reopened.