Rock scaling work causes traffic delays on SR-14

Drivers who use state Route 14 east of Washougal should expect delays up to an hour between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, and Friday, Jan. 9.

Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will halt traffic while contractors remove potentially hazardous rocks from the cliff above the highway near Cape Horn at milepost 25.

According to a press release from the Washington State Department of Transportation, for safety reasons, the rock scaling work must be completed during daylight hours without vehicles traveling through the work zone.

To help reduce congestion and delays, freight traffic should use Interstate 84 through the Columbia River Gorge.