Skok Valley Evac Route Closed – UPDATED 4:30 PM

[VIDEO] A landslide has closed the evacuation route for the Skokomish Valley. Ross McDowell, Manager of the County Department of Emergency Management, told the Mason County Commission about the slide Tuesday morning.

Due to recent slide damage, the 800/808 evacuation route over Green Diamond property was restricted to day use only but is now closed until further notice due to deteriorating road conditions. As of 4:30 PM Tuesday, both gates are locked until the Skokomish Valley Road reopens.

In order to stay informed during these types of emergencies, McDowell suggests all residents sign up to receive emergency alerts from the County.

To sign up for emergency alerts, go to Mason County’s website ( and click on “Emergency Alerts” under “Quick Links” or click here for a direct link.