NEWS BRIEFS: Upper Hoh Road is open for traffic … and other items

FORKS — Upper Hoh Road has reopened to two-lane traffic after emergency repairs prompted by recent storm damage.

The Jefferson County commissioners declared a state of emergency to allow the county public works department to quickly move forward on repairs after high flows from the Hoh River this fall washed out sections of the road near milepost 8. The repairs were completed Dec. 19.

The road is one of the main access points for visitors looking to enter Olympic National Park from the west.

It also is the only access to the park’s Hoh Rain Forest visitor center, which is one of only four ranger stations that operate in the park year-round.

The road also is the only access road for business owners and residents in the area.

Last year, the road sustained similar damage and was closed in November due to the Hoh River undercutting sections of the road roughly five miles from the park boundary, making it unfit to drive on.

Market closed

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Farmers Market will be closed Saturday.

The market at The Gateway transit center pavilion, 133 E. Front St., will resume its regular weekly hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6.

The closure is due to a holiday break for vendors.

For more information, call 360-460-0361, email portangelesfarmers

market@gmail.com, or visit www.farmersmarketportangeles.com.

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