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Rock slide closes SR 821 outside Ellensburg

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YAKIMA, Wash. — A rock slide has closed a road through Yakima River Canyon outside Ellensburg.

Transportation officials say the closure on State Route 821 stretches 18 miles from the Roza Dam area to Thrall Road.

The Yakima Herald reports the slide was reported around 5 a.m. Saturday. Transportation officials say rocks continue to fall on the road and they do not know how long the road closure will last.