Traffic delays expected in Central Park, WSDOT crews repairing median barrier

Motorists may encounter traffic delays on US 12 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday while crews repair highway median barrier. From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Washington

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Driver slides under tractor-trailer near Central Park, closes State Route 12 Monday

A Montesano woman was transported to Community Hospital yesterday with non-life-threatening injuries after she apparently lost control of her 1992 Maxda MX3 and slid under a semi-trailer in

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Driver spins out, ends up in median of SR 12 in Central Park

The Washington State Patrol reports just after 1 p.m. Monday a 2005 Chevy Blazer failed to negotiate the corner on State Route 12 near Devonshire road, spun out of control, went through the

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No injuries from Central Park rollover accident in front of 7-11

No injuries were reported yesterday when a pickup truck rolled on Highway 12 and came to rest upright between a semi and it’s attached tanker trailer parked at the Central Park 7-11.<br

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High winds and multiple outages in Grays Harbor County

ABERDEEN, Wash. - The Grays Harbor PUD has restored power to portions of the Tokeland and Moclips/Tahola areas. Crews are responding to scattered outages across the county as well as large outages.  Power has been restored to all customers in Central Park as well.

Currently crews are responding to outages in the following locations:

There continues to be approximately 500 customers without power in the Moclips/Taholah area. 

There are still scattered outages in the county including Newskah Road, locations in Montesano, and the Elma airport.

There are currently two Active Alerts

ALERT 1 - High Surf Advisory


Event Start: In Progress

Event End: Sunday, November 03, 2013 4:00 AM PST

ALERT 2 - High Wind Warning


Event Start: In Progress

Event End: Saturday, November 02, 2013 8:00 PM PDT



Invasive species found in Grays Harbor, Chehalis River Basin

CENTRAL PARK, Wash. - New Zealand mudsnails were recently discovered in the lower Chehalis River approximately 2.0 miles south of Central Park and approximately 2.5 miles east of Cosmopolis. This is the first discovery of New Zealand mudsnails in the Chehalis River Basin.

The invasive species was found at the Washington Department of Natural Resources Blue Slough Access area.
The NZMS were found in mud around a spring at the site. The New Zealand mudsnails were collected during low tide, the site is inundated with water at high tide. The site is tidally influenced and the water is brackish. The extent of introduction is unknown.

Snail map
The collectors also sampled at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife boat ramp, just up steam of the Blue Slough site, adjacent to the SR107 bridge (about RM 13.2). No New Zealand mudsnails were found. The Chehalis River is brackish here as well.

Central Park fire displaces family of 5, no injuries

CENTRAL PARK, Wash. - A family of 5 was displaced by a house fire in Central Park this morning. Public Information Officer Brian Baldwin tells us they arrived just before 5 to the 900 block of Garden road off of Central Park Drive "We got on scene, they had a small fire that then erupted into the rest of the residence."
A cause of the fire is under investigation, Baldwin said it spread quick "We were actually on the scene for about 30 minutes, and then it moved up - most likely through the attic - and then it really did erupt from there."
One pet dog escaped with the family, however 4 birds and a pet pig did not. The Red Cross has been called in to assist the family.
Central Park fire displaces family of 5, no injuries

GH Foursquare Church offering sports camp vacation bible school

CENTRAL PARK, Wash. - Back by popular demand, Grays Harbor Foursquare Church in Central Park is once again offering MEGA Sports Camp Vacation Bible School July 29-Aug. 2 for students who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. Registration is open now.

Last year we had more than 70 kids participate, this year we’re expecting even more,” said Children’s Pastor Jeremy Grove. “We again want to give kids the chance to learn more about sports, discover character-building concepts, and have a whole lot of fun!"

     At MEGA Sports Camp, kids can chose between soccer, basketball, baseball, girls’ fastpitch, flag football and cheerleading. All sorts of drills and practice games will focus on the fundamentals that make athletes great.

Grays Harbor E911 Celebrates Telecommunicator Week With Local Awards

ABERDEEN, Wash. - Three Grays Harbor E911 Operators are being recognized for their calm and professional response to the fatal shooting of a 28 year old mother in East Aberdeen. Director Peggy Fouts described the May shooting to a room full of Grays Harbor's Police and Fire Chiefs Tuesday. "The details were tragic from the beginning as the phone calls started to ring into the center with sounds of shots being fired in the neighborhood."
Darlena Iverson was selected to receive the Outstanding Sustained Job Performance Award for her continued knowledge and dedication.

Natalie Streifel, Darlena Iverson and Shawna Ashlock were selected to receive the Critical Incident Award for their role in handling a shooting.

The Entire Staff of GH E9-1-1 Telecommunicators was recognized with the Special Projects Award for their work in managing the multitude of projects that assist the agency in completing its mission on a daily basis.

The Telecommunicator of the Year Awards were presented at the 9-1-1 Operating Board meeting on April 10th at 830 am.