A rockslide that covered a portion of Highway 17 Tuesday will force the highway to remain closed for the next several days in both directions north of Mesa.
The highway will be closed from the junction of I-395 near Mesa to the junction of Highway 260, according to the state Department of Transportation. Crews will be clearing the roadway and stabilizing the hillside.
Washington state geologists were traveling to the area Tuesday to examine the slide and hillside, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said.
About eight miles of the highway was closed since early Tuesday morning. No one was caught in the slide.
People needing to travel through the area can use Highway 395 and Highway 260 to avoid the area.