For Immediate Release Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation , Operations & Maintenance Division


A sink hole on Beef Bend Road at 146th Avenue resulted in closure of the road 1.7 miles west of Hwy 99W on Tuesday, Dec. 22.BeefBendSinkHol1_1

All travelers, including bicyclists and pedestrians, will need to use an alternate route such as Bull Mountain Road.

The hole is about 2 feet in diameter on the surface, but widens below the road, extending into a travel lane. Water can be seen at the bottom of the 20-foot hole, as well as a broken section of culvert and several utilities.


You can view the full press release on Washington County’s website. The county posts road closures and traffic advisories online. The Beef Bend road closure is currently posted to 12/24.