• Search and Rescue Teams Search for Missing Man in Packwood

    PACKWOOD, Wash. – Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and several Search and Rescue teams are searching for a missing 68 year-old Auburn man. The man left Saturday from his residence in Auburn to pick mushrooms. The Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from the family on Sunday saying he had not returned. The family was unsure where the man was headed and said he could be anywhere between I-90 and Packwood. An attempt to locate was put out for the man, with no success.

    Late yesterday afternoon, the vehicle the missing man left in was found on Forest Service Road 4715, approximately five miles northwest of Packwood.

    Search and Rescue teams searched for the man for six hours last night. They resumed their search at 0600 hours this morning. Teams from King, Mason, Grays Harbor, and Pacific County assisted Lewis County teams. The teams included ground, 4×4, and K-9 teams. Over 25 members are involved.

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  • Olympic National Forest Announces Upcoming Road Closures

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Olympic National Forest Supervisor Dale Hom announced today that several projects designed to improve roadway conditions and restore aquatic species habitat will begin in the near future. To ensure public safety as well as the safety of contract personnel while these projects are underway, it will be necessary to implement four separate road closures. The following closures may be extended depending on weather conditions and contractor progress.

    Closures on the Pacific Ranger District (west side of the Olympic Peninsula):

    North of Lake Quinault and off of FS Road 21 (Boundary Road)
    A culvert replacement will occur on FS Road 2160 at milepost 2.4. FS Road 2160 will be closed just before mile post 2.4, from July 15 through August 31.
    The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to State and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.

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