Rattlesnake Ridge Sends False Alarm To Travelers
Rumors are swirling that Rattlesnake Ridge near Yakima is shifting and ready to collapse near Union Gap.
Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management (YVOEM) is receiving reports of increased landslide activity and are investigating.
YVOEM has visually reassessed the area and spoke with the geologists monitoring the slide. They did observe rocks falling into the quarry but are reassured that this is to be expected throughout the duration of the landslide as it continues to move.
The monitoring equipment has not seen an increase in velocity and the slide continues to move at the pace of 1.7 feet per week.
There are no changes to evacuation levels and I-82 is still open.