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I-5 now open, earlier that expected!

“I-5 reopens in Washington state earlier than expected following flood closure”

“Hours after rising floodwaters prompted the closure of a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 5 in Thurston and Lewis counties, state officials reopened the interstate Friday, saying the water receded faster than expected.

Both directions of the interstate were reopened between Chehalis and Grand Mound, Washington about 1 p.m., according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. State officials previously predicted that the closure could last until Sunday. The Chehalis and Skookumchuck rivers, swollen from rain and melting snow, were not expected to crest until later Friday,” quoting The News-Tribune (Tacoma).

Posted by Steve on January 7, 2022 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

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