Rocks Fall Off Of Rattlesnake Ridge, But No Change
Some rocks fell off of Rattlesnake Ridge Monday, creating some local concerns. Some Lower Valley firefighters spotted the rocks falling into the nearby quarry and onto Thorp Road and called the Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management.
But Senior Emergency Planner Horace Ward says there's nothing to worry about. Ward said the Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management quickly checked the area and found no change in the land on top of the ridge.
"We're out here reassessing the safety of the situation," he told KIT. "There's nothing new that's changed. There's no immediate threat to life and the landslide is going to continue moving."
Ward said all the monitoring equipment shows the slide isn't moving any faster today than it has during the past two months. It's still moving at a rate of 1.6 to 1.7 feet per week.