A small earthquake was recorded near the Mason/Thurston County line Tuesday morning. According to the USGS, the magnitude 1.3 quake occurred at 11:36 AM and was centered nine miles south of Shelton, eight miles east-northeast of McCleary, about a mile west of U.S. Highway 101 and Oyster Bay.
Planned work on the railroad trestle over Highway 3 just outside Shelton will extend the length of the lane closure in that area next month. According to City Administrator Dave O’Leary, during the week of June 7th, crews will build scaffolding around the trestle and will be closing one lane of the highway at night to do so. The plan is to extend the light controlled one-lane alternating traffic area to the west of the trestle while the scaffolding is being erected.
An SUV ran off Cole Road Monday morning and emergency crews had to use ropes and the Jaws of Life to remove the injured driver. Because of the angle of the vehicle, crews from Mason County Fire District 4 and Mason County Medic One used the ropes to stabilize the vehicle and hydraulics and cutters (Jaws of Life) to remove the SUV’s roof.
The average price of gas in Washington is still on the rise but slowing slightly. GasBuddy.com reports the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is $4.24. That’s up four cents in a week. Is 14 cents higher than a month ago. And 27 cents higher than last year at this time.